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DIVERSITY

EQUITY

INCLUSION

Steampunk Alchemy Fest and The Freaky Mutant Weirdo Variety Show embrace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at all of our events. We Love You All!

 

We support all folks inclusive of their race, color, ethnicity, religion, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, primary language, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or expression, gender identity or expression, marital/domestic partnership/civil union status, family structure, socio-economic status, physical appearance or body size, mental, physical, or sensory ability, or any other distinguishing characteristic.

 

Although we are imperfect as any group of humans, we want our events to be a safe space for all of the above. Therefore we are OK with NOT being a safe space for racists, homophobes, misogynists, transphobes, bigots, abusers, ableists, or anyone who refuses to acknowledge the beautiful patchwork of humanity.

 

We ask that our guests, vendors, performers, staff, and volunteers acknowledge this statement and ask that if you cannot respect this, you self-select to stay away from our events. We reserve the right to remove anyone violating our policies without refund.  

 

We welcome questions, concerns, and feedback. 

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Historical Context Acknowledgement

Steampunk takes place in a fictional world where our imaginations can flourish.  We want to explicitly acknowledge that the Victorian Age from which steampunk takes its inspiration was filled with racism, colonialism, sexism, class oppression, and other very real and very ugly aspects of our history and human nature. These issues survive to this day, but we want to be clear that treating others with disrespect or otherwise breaking our DEI policy because of “historical context” will not be tolerated at our events. 

Land Acknowledgement 

We would like to acknowledge and share our deep appreciation for the people who traditionally resided in this region, and to recognize that our events take place upon land stolen from the indigenous peoples of America, including the Lenapehoking (Lenni-Lenape), Munsee Lenape, and Mohican people. 

 

Accessibility 

We value inclusion and access for all participants and are pleased to provide reasonable accommodations for this event. Please contact Peter Basinski, 908-887-4936. to make a reasonable accommodation request.

 

Requests must be submitted by May 1, 2024.

 

To inquire about the accessibility of Vasa Park facilities and grounds please contact Lisa Smith, managerofvasa@gmail.com, 973-479-5931.

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