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NABJ Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policy


The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) aims to foster an inclusive and equitable atmosphere at its events so that all in attendance feel welcome, respected and safe. Our staff and board are committed to the goal of maintaining an environment where all people who attend our events are not subject to discrimination or harassment based on their gender, gender identity, gender expression, size, race, ability, nationality, class, religion or political ideology. 

We expect everyone attending our events, including members, staff, the board, attendees, volunteers, sponsors and other guests, to interact with one another in a way that does not degrade or denigrate others. All attendees are to remain professional with others and refrain from engaging in behavior and actions that constitute harassment which includes (but is not limited to) sexual comments, uninvited touching and sexual advances, hostile or physical intimidation, sexist, misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic and racist language and/or behavior. In-person and digital harassment of members, staff, vendors, recruiters, guest speakers or event attendees will not be tolerated, including posting photos, videos, audio and text that seeks to ridicule, shame or objectify another conference event attendee or NABJ member. Violating this code could result in penalties including being discharged from the convention, conference program, national office, or NABJ-related event (without a refund of fees or registration as applicable).

NABJ seeks to foster a healthy and fair environment where all in attendance can learn and share knowledge in an atmosphere free of harassment, hostility and discrimination. If you feel you have experienced harassment of any kind at an NABJ event please notify an NABJ staffer in attendance, the NABJ executive director and/or president, or the authorities. If a crime has been committed, alert law enforcement immediately.

NABJ offers high-quality professional development programming and workshops throughout the year across the country. We want to maintain an environment that matches the caliber of our events and the regard that we have for everyone who attends.

Adopted by NABJ President Sarah Glover and NABJ Board of Directors on Jan. 28, 2018.


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