The Ghost Town Writers Retreat Harassment Policy
The Ghost Town Writers Retreat is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone (regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference, without a refund, at the discretion of the conference organizers.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
- Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination (related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, and/or religion).
- Sexually graphic images in public spaces
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
- Harassing photography or recording
- Sustained disruption of talks or other events
- Inappropriate physical contact
- Unwelcome sexual attention
- Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Exhibitors in the sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the conference, with no refund.
Event organizers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.
We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities. We think people should follow these rules outside event activities too!
If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Conference staff can be identified by t-shirts and/or special badges
Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to be happy at our event. People like you make our event a better place.
You can make a report either personally or anonymously.
You can make an anonymous report below.
We can’t follow up an anonymous report with you directly, but we will fully investigate it and take whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence.
You can make a personal report by:
- Calling or text messaging the retreat organizers. These phone numbers (listed below) will be continuously monitored for the duration of the event.
- Contacting a staff member, identified by STAFF badges, buttons, or shirts.
When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other event staff to ensure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we’ll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we’ll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. You won’t be asked to confront anyone and we won’t tell anyone who you are.
Our team will be happy to help you contact hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.
Email address for organizers:
Phone number for retreat organizers:
Jhonette Perdue: 303-905-2088
Aaron Bennett: 720-256-0447
Mike Hance: 303-518-3082
Local law enforcement:
Clear Creek County Sheriff
405 Argentine St, Georgetown, CO 80444
Local sexual assault hot line:
Clear Creek County Advocates
Local emergency and non-emergency medical (e.g., urgent care, day clinic):
St Anthony Evergreen Urgent Care
Urgent Care (17.72 mi away, east)
32214 Ellingwood Trl., Evergreen, CO 80439-9719
High Country Health Care
Urgent Care (20.54 mi away, west)
265 Tanglewood Lane, Silverthorne, CO 80498
Local taxi service: