Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey wrote the Ten Principles in 2004 as guidelines for the newly-formed Regional Network. They were crafted as a reflection of the community’s ethos and culture as it had organically developed since the event’s inception. Santa Cruz Burners adheres to these principles and so should you.
We welcome all genders, expressions, orientations, races, ethnicities, creeds, faiths (or no faith), lifestyle choices, etc. and does not tolerate any hate speech or behavior that demeans, dehumanizes, ridicules, or alienates others.
It is the policy of the Conduct & Consent Committee (CCC) to protect the confidentiality and privacy of those participants who are involved in investigations of reports submitted to the CCC, and to hold confidential all personally identifying information, communications and observations made by, between or about participants, including the identity of the reporter unless one of the exceptions expressly identified by Santa Cruz Burners’= policy applies. For more information send us an email email@example.com.
Our goal is to gather enough information to be able to make fair and reasonable recommendations whether to allow someone or a group continued access to events or as a volunteer. The CCC will only review cases that happen at a Santa Cruz Burners event. You must be willing to file a police report for the CCC to get involved.
If a reporter provides information to the Conduct & Consent Committee (CCC) but does not want us to talk to the person or persons their report is about, we cannot make a recommendation to the SCB CA Board on that case. We will retain the information, and may contact the reporter in the future. When a case is being investigated we will do our best to maintain the anonymity of the reporter but cannot guarantee it.
The CCC tries to hear multiple perspectives about some complex situations, and our volunteers often have busy schedules just like the witnesses and others with whom they talk. It can take several months to have a sufficient number of conversations to provide an understanding of the situation behind some reports. If you are interacting with the CCC (as a reporter, subject of a report, or witness), you can help keep our process moving by responding to emails from investigators in a timely fashion, and you are welcome to check in with investigators yourself about report status.