No Sharing Of Politics: Do not discuss politics or politically sensitive topics, events, or persons (examples: abortion, republican, conservative, liberal, democrat, Trump, Hillary Clinton, etc).
You can use generic phrasing if your experience contains something political. Something like “this political thing”. No specifics!
We have this rule due to the high divisive and heated outcomes that have happened in the past.
No Sharing Of Religion/Spirituality: Do not discuss or mention religious or spiritual things using specifics, such as naming a religion or spiritual practice by name, or a spiritual person by name.
You can use these general terms: “my higher power” or “a spiritual practitioner” or “spiritual experience” or “spiritual belief system”.
We have this rule due to high conflict experiences in the past, along with the reality that many students are survivors of religious and spiritual abuse.
No Offering Advice To Other Students:
Only Marshall or one of his staff are allowed to offer guidance, feedback, or instruction to other students. We speak about our own experience; no one else’s.
Use of Pronouns:
If a person has pronouns stated in their ZOOM name description, please remember to use them when referencing that individual.
If you have preferred pronouns, please place them in your ZOOM name.
If one is offended or hurt by the beliefs or perspectives of another, it is worth taking some time to explore that experience, what it means to you, and how you want to care for yourself. This is a place for generating acceptance of difference, not for judgment or trying to change someone else.
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