Temple Scarlet: Rules, Guidelines, and Processes

Temple Scarlet teaches consent culture and insists upon consensual behaviors and interactions at all of our events! Attendees should become familiar with our rules, guidelines, and the written process for making allegations or complaints. Attendees of the Temple Scarlet Retreat must be present for orientation on Friday of the retreat where further information will be shared!

Important Definitions

Rules: regulations for the festival that must be followed; rules are hard-line, non-negotiable, and without exceptions 

Guidelines: behavioral regulations for the festival that are emphasizes, promoted, and encouraged in order to create a safer community and better festival experience for all 

Allegation: a written statement describing the actions of an individual who has been witnessed engaging in rule breaking, refusal to follow guidelines, and non-consensual behaviors

Complaint: a written statement expressing concerns about any aspects of the Temple Scarlet events or the Temple Scarlet organization

Temple Scarlet Event Rules

 

Consenting Adults Only: no persons under the age of 21 will be allowed on site

No Photos: any photography, video, or recording of attendees is prohibited

Sober Physical Consent: physical touch between individuals must be previously agreed upon while both people are in a reasonably unaltered state 

Quiet Zone: no touching of any kind and no conversations are to be had in the quiet zone which is designated for emotional processing, except in the case of a medical emergency

Temple Scarlet Event Guidelines

Holistic consent: Attendees should be aware and receptive of the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual boundaries of other people, and, always respect those boundaries by forming clear verbal and/or written agreements with other people before taking any actions which will affect others

 

Active consent: Attendees should continuously be checking with each other for expressions of agreement and enthusiasm, and, should cease the behaviors they are engaging if another person expresses discomfort, disinterest, or is non-reactive

 

Self Responsibility: Attendees must strive to honestly openly and clearly communicate their own concerns and boundaries to the best of their ability, utilize the physical and emotional safety measures provided, and follow the written process for complaints and or allegations 

Process for Complaints and Allegations 

Complaints about a Temple Scarlet event, including the Temple Scarlet Retreat, must be taken to a member of the Temple Scarlet leadership team and appropriately documented or they will not be addressed. Allegations about any persons at a Temple Scarlet event including the Temple Scarlet Retreat must be taken to a member of the Temple Scarlet leadership team and appropriately documented within the scheduled time frame of the event or the incident cannot be acted upon and addressed. Temple Scarlet is not responsible for incidents occurring outside of official Temple Scarlet events or for content being shared apart from our official website, social media pages, and the classes, workshops, and rituals being presented at our events. The Temple Scarlet leadership team is willing to accept any and all allegations and complaints through e-mail for consideration and for our records.

 

If you would like to make an official allegation or complaint, please read over the following options, and meet with a member of the Temple Scarlet leadership team during an official  Temple Scarlet event or send an e-mail to templescarlet@gmail.com.

 

What to do if you have witnessed non-consensual behavior or rule breaking at a Temple Scarlet event?

Option #1: Make an allegation with a call for action. 

Go to a member of the Temple Scarlet Leadership team. Ask them to take immediate actions if needed, or, request a further investigation followed by appropriate action. You must fill out a brief allegation/complaint form about the incident. 

Option #2: Make an allegation with no call for action. 

Take your allegation to a member of the Temple Scarlet leadership team, but, request no actions to be taken. Fill out an allegation/complaint form to be kept on record in case of further incidents involving those individuals.

 

Option #3: Direct involvement. 

We allow attendees limited direct involvement when it comes to non-consensual behaviors. Should you decide to involve yourself directly in an incident, follow the process carefully. First approach the people involved and ask each individual person if they are alright. If all parties agree that they are okay, you must immediately leave, though you may go to a member of the Temple Scarlet leadership team for further help. If one or more people state that they are not alright, you may bring those people to the Safety tent and/or you may find a member of the Temple Scarlet leadership team for intervention. Please do not take any further actions without official assistance. You will need to fill out a brief allegation/complaint form about the incident. 

What to do if you have experienced a consent breech at a Temple Scarlet event?

 

Option #1: Make an allegation with no call for action. 

If you experience a breach of consent you must report it. You may take your allegation to a member of the Temple Scarlet leadership team, but, request no actions to be taken at that time. Fill out an allegation/complaint form to be kept on record in case of further incidents.

 

Option #2: Make an allegation with a call for action. 

Go to a member of the Temple Scarlet Leadership team and/or to the Safety tent. You must fill out a brief allegation/complaint form about the incident and request that actions be taken. The incident will be investigated and appropriately acted upon. If you do not feel safe at any activity, or area within the festival, or are unable to continue participation in the festival for any reason, please feel free to walk away and take care of yourself.

 

Option #3: What if the allegation is against a Temple Scarlet leader or volunteer?

Contact the event coordinator and a gathering with an objective third party will be arranged in order to fill out an allegation/complaint form and determine the best course of action.  

What to do if you have a general concern, complaint, or allegation?

Option#1: Send an e-mail for our consideration to templescarlet@gmail.com stating that you would like make an allegation or complaint. A member of the Temple Scarlet leadership team will lead you through the questions on our allegation/complaint form.