Please join us on March 25, 5–6 p.m. PDT/8-9p.m. EDT for our March membership meeting, Ethics for All: Building Policy Together.
The meeting will be a Zoom workshop in which we’ll discuss the principles shaping the development of CBLDF’s updated ethics policies and invite you to share your ideas on how these policies can best serve the comics community as a whole.
We are examining all the pillars of our ethics policy, including governance, anti-harassment, inclusiveness and diversity, convention conduct, program evaluation, operational transparency, whistleblower protections, and community oversight, including the creation of an ethics committee.
The featured guest panelists for the event will include Tea Fouger (King Features Syndicate), Jenn Haines (The Dragon, ComicsPRO), and Kristina Rogers (ReedPOP). Interim Director Jeff Trexler will moderate the discussion, and there will be plenty of time for live Q&A and discussion. Our aim is to have a draft of our new policies available for more detailed review by our April meeting.
If you are unable to attend the meeting and have any questions or suggestions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you!
We hope to see you there!
Tea Fougner is Editorial Director for Comics at King Features Syndicate, the home of Popeye, Krazy Kat, and other classic comics. She is also co-coordinator of the cosplay program for Flame Con, the world’s largest LGBTQ+ comic convention, and consults on inclusive language for spaces and events. When she’s not reading comics for work, she’s reading comics for fun, talking and writing about comics, cosplaying comic book characters, and occasionally drawing her own comics.
Jennifer Haines is owner of The Dragon, an award-winning comics and games store headquartered in Guelph, Ontario. She is also ComicsPRO President and a member of the Ontario College of Teachers.
Kristina Rogers is Event Director at ReedPOP.