Safety and Responsibility

As a community, we work together to make sure that Kansas City Pagan Pride Day is a safe, fun, and sacred space for everyone. During the event please maintain awareness of your own actions and how they may affect others.

Also be aware of those around you, and if they might need assistance, or if a situation may become unsafe. Please report any unsafe situations as soon as possible to any KCPPD staff member, the Information table, or any designated security personnel.

Respect & Responsibility

You are responsible for your welfare and the welfare of any minors in your care, your personal property, and the personal property of any minors in your care. You and any minors in your care shall respect all participants, including those different from you in spiritual tradition, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, race, age, religion, disability, economic circumstance, physical appearance, body size, marital status,  military status, or in any other way. You must be quiet in designated quiet areas and ritual spaces and at designated times; be honest, trustworthy and considerate in dealing with others; respect the site, plants, animals, and all the Nature Spirits that dwell there.

Safety

The KCPPD staff is committed to keeping everyone at the event safe at all times. If anyone does anything that makes you feel unsafe, or you witness a situation that may become unsafe, please contact a KCPPD staff member or designated security personnel immediately.   The KCPPD staff takes all safety concerns very seriously and will promptly investigate all incident reports.

Medical Emergencies

If a person passes out or becomes seriously ill, do not move them unless they are in physical danger. Contact the Information Table immediately to get help.  Only professionally trained persons should deal with these emergencies.

Harassment & Touching

It is your responsibility to monitor your own behavior and ensure that your words or actions do not harm, harass or threaten other event participants. Harassment can include, but is not limited to, offensive comments, unwanted touching, stalking, unwanted flirting or sexual behaviors.

Always ask before touching anyone and be mindful of others’ comfort and boundaries at all times. Many Pagans can be very touchy-feely in a caring way, but don’t assume – always ask before touching! During a cathartic experience it is particularly important not to assume that someone may want or welcome a hug or other contact. Ask before touching, and be willing to take ‘no’ politely.

If someone touches you or addresses you in a way that makes you uncomfortable, don’t hesitate to make that person aware of your feelings and ask that the objectionable behavior stop. If the person does not stop after you have requested this, then notify any event staff member. Please make this report as soon as possible after the incident occurred.

Sexuality & Consent

Pagans have many differing comfort levels regarding flirtation and sexual behavior. What one person can intend as playful banter can instead come off as harassing or threatening. Be mindful of the comfort and boundaries of those around you at all times, and if someone expresses discomfort change your behavior immediately!

If someone behaves in a sexual manner that makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, ask them to stop. If the person does not stop after you have requested this, then please notify an event staff member.   Similarly, if you observe a situation going on where you feel someone else may be unsafe, please let us know immediately. Please make this report as soon as possible after the incident occurred.

We take the safety and comfort of all participants very seriously – please let us know about any problematic situation or incident so that we can help keep this event a safe space for all.

Alcohol

Our permit and insurance does not authorize allow attendees or guests to bring any alcohol to the event.

Smoking

Because of various health and comfort issues of our attendees and guest, we ask you not smoke in the shelter, or at event gatherings outside the shelter.  We will strive to establish a comfortable smoking area for your use.