ASALH Anti-Harassment Policy 

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is committed to providing a harassment-free space for its members and others who attend, participate in, and support ASALH-sponsored conferences, programs. meetings and activities. 

ASALH does not tolerate harassment. Harassment is unwelcome conduct that is based race color, sex, or any of the protected classes, and includes but is not limited to: 

1) Intimidation, threats or acts of violence; 2) retailiation or suggestions of retaliation by the alleged harasser if the 

harassed person(s) or witness reports it; 3) unwelcome sexual attention, including unwelcome or offensive comments 

or dialogue of a physical or sexual nature, or unsolicited physical contact; and 4) derogatory comments, gestures, in face-to-face, overheard and online spaces, 

including sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, or otherwise discriminatory jokes, pictures, cartoons, or language. 

Registration and/or attendance at ASALH-sponsored events means the participant or member acknowledges, accepts and agrees to abide by ASALH’s anti- harassment policy. 

Participants at ASALH-sponsored events are encouraged to immediately report instances of harassment that they experience or witness to the ASALH Executive Director and/or ASALH Executive Council Members via executivedirector@asalh.net . ASALH will investigate all complaints promptly and in an impartial and confidentially manner to the extend allowed by law. Findings will be made available only to those who have a right to know. 

Anyone who is found to have engaged in harassment will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, which may include: (1) a written reprimand or censure; (2) a request for resignation; (3) removal of such person from the individual’s position 

within ASALH; or (4) termination of the individual’s membership, employment, engagement, and/or participation in current and/or future ASALH events. 

Any individual who initiates a harassment complaint of any type may do so without fear of retaliation before, during or after the inquiry or investigation. Retaliation against an individual making a complaint or assisting with the investigation of a complaint is prohibited 

All reports or concerns will be dealt with in accordance with applicable state and federal law.