Approved March 24th, 2017
The Eastern Area Convention of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous (“EACYPAA”) adheres to the spiritual principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (“AA”), its 12 Steps, Traditions, and Concepts. EACYPAA is committed to an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment. To this end, EACYPAA requires the EACYPAA Advisory Council (“Advisory Council”), EACYPAA Host Committee (“Host Committee”) members, Bid Committee members, attendees of the annual convention or events, and all participants in EACYPAA-operated or -moderated websites, internet forums or social media pages (including but not limited to: eacypaa.org, the private EACYPAA Facebook group and Facebook groups maintained by the Host Committee) to adhere to this Policy.
EACYPAA expressly prohibits any form of discrimination by or against its Advisory Council Members, Host Committee members, Bid Committee members, or attendees of the annual convention or events, and all participants in EACYPAA operated or -moderated websites, internet forums or social media pages, based on age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Discrimination is adverse treatment of any individual based on their said protected attribute, rather than on the basis of their individual merit.
EACYPAA expressly prohibits any form of harassment or sexual harassment by or against any Advisory Council members, Host Committee members, Bid Committee members, attendees of the annual convention events, and all participants in EACYPAA-operated or -moderated websites, Internet forums or social media pages. Harassment is unwelcome or unwanted conduct, whether verbal, physical or visual, toward an individual because of their age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, when the conduct creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment. Sexual harassment is conduct by a person of any gender, whether of the same or different gender, which makes or subjects any person to unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome requests for sexual favors, or engages in any other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, where (1) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for decisions affecting that individual, or (2) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s experience by creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment. Determining what constitutes sexual harassment depends upon the specific facts and the context in which the conduct occurs. Sexual harassment may take many forms-subtle and indirect, or blatant and overt.Read More