LIB’s Zero Tolerance Sexual Harassment Policy and the Safety Teams That Support It
Since its inception, we at Lightning In A Bottle have worked hard to create a safe and caring space where everyone can feel free to celebrate and express themselves without fear. The recent reports of sexual harassment and assault at festivals breaks our hearts and remind us all to remain vigilant around the issue of consent.
To be clear, LIB is a space with zero tolerance for any form of harassment or assault!
It is our responsibility as a community to foster a safe space for everyone in attendance at LIB. Festival’s are dynamic environments where it is easy for signals to get scrambled. Only yes means yes and enthusiastic consent must be obtained for any type of physical touch or sexual encounter.
If you, or someone you know, experiences harassment at any time please immediately reach out to our medical, security, ranger, and/or harm reduction staff (our Safety Teams). If you see anyone being harassed or a vulnerable person in danger of being assaulted find the nearest ranger (dressed in khaki and wearing a radio) and alert them to the situation. If there are no rangers nearby find any staff member with a radio, calmly explain the situation to them, and wait for assistance. Please respect the privacy of all involved and practice discretion and confidentiality when reporting an incident.
LIB’s Safety Teams are available day and night to ensure that you are safe, comfortable, and thriving at LIB throughout the entire weekend. The rangers and medical team are trained and ready to support you and ensure confidentiality to the highest extent possible in any situation of harassment or assault, so please make use of this valuable resource if you feel unsafe or hurt in any way.
The above goes for any type of situation you experience or observe that may be dangerous, harmful, or threatening. Our Safety Teams are here to help and support. Please rely on them.
Thank you for keeping our community a place where people can escape the worries of everyday life to gather, create, and inspire those around them. With each individual positive action, we take a step closer to changing the world.