SAFER SPACES POLICY

 

PRACTICING SAFER SPACES

As members of the Full Blüm community, we all play an important role in the safety of Full Blüm events. We all accept responsibility to uphold the safety of the Full Blüm events, by respecting ourselves and each other. It is our goal to create spaces where people can explore freedom and fun while being respected and respecting others.

 

How to practice safer spaces:

  • Respect other attendees’ privacy, property and personal space. NO inappropriate physical contact, groping, unwelcome sexual advances.

  • If you notice someone who is having a bad experience or is struggling, lend a hand, walk with them until they can get to a safe place, flag down a volunteer or Full Blüm crew member. 

  • Know that sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, ageist, or otherwise discriminatory language, behaviour or actions are unacceptable.   

  • Do not engage in disorderly conduct or behavior that hurts, marginalizes, humiliates, excludes, isolates or disrupts other attendees.

  • Do not promote or lead any violent behaviour which includes sexual, verbal or physical assault against another attendee.   

 

OUR POLICIES

Full Blüm is a space of freedom and no prejudice. It's a space for free spirits, based on values such as music, peace, arts, environment, culture, and love. Please respect your brothers and sisters. Do not engage in negative behaviour towards others.

 

CONSCIOUS CONSUMPTION POLICY

Conscious Consumption means that we are indulging in medicines or substances consciously. Being kind to our mind and nourishing to our bodies.

Full Blüm events are not a space to lose yourself on drugs or disassociating substances. Substances are to be used responsibly with care and grace. This is a space to be present with yourself and others and to connect fully with your experience.

The use of white powdered substances is strictly prohibited.

If you are seen abusing or over-using substances you may be screened by our on-site safety team and/or removed from the event. 

 

Alcohol & other substances are not prohibited at our outdoor camping events. 

No synthetic substances/drugs are allowed. Any of these items found will be confiscated.

 

No illegal synthetic substances may be brought onto the site. Please respect your health and limits.

 

HARASSMENT FREE SPACE POLICY

In this space we want to honour attendees to feel safe and free to express themselves without any unwarranted advances. This is not a space for attendees to be 'on guard' or to be preyed upon or stalked.

With this, we ask attendees to respect the space of others and to follow the lead of others and not only respect the boundaries of another person but to ask what they might be proactively. Any claims of harassment or inappropriate behaviour will be subject to removal from the event and attending future events.
You do not have the right to jeopardize or threaten another persons safety, comfort or security at our events. Violation of this policy will result in being banned from future events.  

This policy is also active within our online spaces as well. Inappropriate, offensive or aggressive speech will not be tolerated. 

 

VIOLATIONS

What happens in the occurrence of a violation?

Full Blüm takes the reporting of incidents of violence, harassment and abuse very seriously. Anyone found to have violated the Safer Spaces policy during their engagement with our events will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the site or event and future events.

Those who violate our safer spaces policy will be added to an event ban list and will not be allowed to attend any of our community spaces or events in the future. 

 

***PLEASE NOTE THAT IN THE CASE OF POLICY VIOLATION YOU MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE EVENT IMMEDIATELY***

 

REPORTING AN ISSUE

If you feel someone is signaling or behaving in a disrespectful manner or is negatively affecting you or another’s Festival experience, please bring your concerns to a volunteer or crew member as soon as possible.

Individuals who have experienced or witnessed an act of violence/assault at a Full Blüm event should take the following steps:

  1. If an emergency exists and the situation is one of immediate danger, call 911 and take whatever steps are appropriate to protect you or others from immediate harm, including leaving the area;

  2. Inform a volunteer or crew member of the incident as soon as possible;

  3. To verbally report an incident at the event, find a volunteer or crew member. 

  4. If you need to notify us after the fact, please reach out to us and let us know how we can best support you and address the incident. You can reach us by email create@fullblumfestival.com 

 

Where/how can you find a volunteer at our rural events?

  • Food Vendor 

  • Art Space / Shop

  • Registration / Admission

  • Look for someone wearing a ‘Full Blüm’ lanyard

  • Familiarize yourself with volunteer and crew members who will be introduced towards the start of the event

  • Feel free to approach artists, presenters or musicians involved with the event to help you locate a volunteer

 

SUPPORT & RESOURCES

 

Should you experience an incident and need an extra bit of support during or after the Festival there are several resources available to you:

Urgent or Emergency Call 9-1-1

 

Manitoba 24-Hour Crisis Line

Call: 204-786-8686

 

 

Manitoba 24-Hour Suicide Prevention & Support Line

Call: 1-877-435-7170 | reasontolive.ca

 

 

Klinic Crisis Line (24/7)

Call: 204-786-8686 | Toll free: 1-888-322-3019 | klinic.mb.ca

  • Klinic – 24 hours sexual assault crisis line
    Call (Winnipeg): 204-786-8631 | Toll free (Manitoba): 1-888-292-7565 | TTY: 204-784-4097 | klinic.mb.ca

  • Klinic – Sexual Assault Crisis Program
    Call: 204-784-4059For anyone, ages 16 and up, who have experienced sexual assault. Professional counselling is available for up to 12 weeks. To begin, contact the intake worker. If you need to leave a voicemail, be assured this is confidential and someone will return your call as soon as possible. 

 

 

Sexual Assault Recovery and Healing

Survivor’s Hope Crisis Centre

204-753-5353 | survivors-hope.ca

24/7 Sexual Assault Crisis Line

1-888-292-7565

Men’s Resource Centre

Call: 204-415-6797 | Toll-Free: 1-855-672-6727

 

 

Trauma Recovery

trauma-recovery.ca

 

 

Nine Circles: Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) Mental Health Worker List

Ninecircles.ca

 

Attendees and participants in our events are expected to follow our Community Guidelines. These guidelines are intended to create spaces that allow everyone to have the best experience possible. 

 

COMMUNITY CULTURE

1. RESPECT YOURSELF

Be kind to yourself, your body & your mind

2. DANCE & MOVE FREELY

Appreciate the culture of dance music & move your body

3. RESPECT OTHERS

Be kind and courteous to others

4. MAKE FRIENDS

Be friendly, considerate and respectful - meet new people

5. RESPECT THE SPACE & THE VENUE

Be mindful of your impact on your surroundings

6. SPREAD LOVE

A positive attitude brings a positive outcome

7. BE RESPONSIBLE

Stay present and consume consciously

8. BRING YOUR MAGIC

Be creative and add your imagination to the experience. Make someone smile!