Viable Paradise Position Statement on Harassment

Viable Paradise is committed to providing an environment for our students, faculty, staff, and alumni that is comfortable, safe, and free from harassment of any kind.  Our community, and the science fiction, fantasy, and horror field more broadly, should not have to deal with harassment, or be made to feel uncomfortable or pressured. That is why we post a clear anti-harassment policy on our web site, review that policy with faculty and staff every year, and discuss that policy with each Viable Paradise class during their orientation. You can find that policy here: https://viableparadise.com/about-viable-paradise/viable-paradise-harassment-policy/

We believe and support individuals who come to us with concerns of harassment, or reports of specific incidents.  To protect the privacy and confidentiality of our students, we will not comment on any specific incident or any specific reports that they may make. However, we strongly believe that our students have the right to recount their own experiences, in whatever forum and circumstances they choose, if they so choose. We support them in this, and will continue to do so.

Our responsibility is to our students, our alumni, our faculty, our staff, and the SF/F/H community at large.  Harassment of any kind is not acceptable.  We strongly encourage any prospective students, alumni, faculty, or staff to review our anti-harassment policy: https://viableparadise.com/about-viable-paradise/viable-paradise-harassment-policy/ . If you have any questions about this policy, or its application, please either contact our Executive Director, MacAllister Stone (mac@viableparadise.com), or any staff or faculty member with whom you feel safe and comfortable.

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