The Austin Slam Council has adopted the following statement on safety in our community:
Austin Poetry Slam is committed to safety in our community. We ask everyone at our show to treat the venue and audience with respect. We will not tolerate hate or violence (whether verbal or physical), nor any behavior which undermines the safety of community members. On principle, we will not censor you. However, we will address any issues of misogyny, racism, homophobia, transphobia, and/or similar behavior to the best of our ability. Absolutely NO ONE is above this rule; inappropriate, hateful, or violent behavior is unacceptable for everyone. We reserve the right to remove those accused of problematic behavior from the premises at our discretion.