Code of Conduct for Hoʻokele Naʻauao 2022

We want Hoʻokele Naʻauao to be a welcoming, supportive, and comfortable space for all participants, and we will work to make it a safe environment. By attending the symposium, participants agree to demonstrate care, respect, and humility. We will not tolerate harassment of symposium participants in any form, and we will remove any participant engaging in harassing behavior.

We ask each participant to reflect deeply on their kūlana and kuleana –
​their positionality and their privileges and responsibilities.

If at any point during the symposium you feel uncomfortable or harassed, or if you witness anyone engaging in harassing behaviors, please reach out to any of the session moderators via chat or Q&A, or email the conference organizers at

Question & Answer Participation

Prioritizing BIPOC Voices
For questions, we are going to use the progressive stacking technique to give marginalized voices a chance to speak. If you choose to self-identify as belonging to a marginalized group – especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities – and you’d like to ask a question, you can include an asterisk (*) at the start of your question. Our moderators are compiling questions, and they will prioritize those with an asterisk.

“Did You Peer Review Your Question?”
Aligning with the framework put forward by Eve Tuck, participants are encouraged to reflect on the following before submitting questions:

  1. Is this really a question?
  2. Are you implying you should have given the talk instead?
  3. Does the question need to be asked and answered in front of everyone?
  4. Is the question asking the speaker to do a lot of work (after they have already done a lot of work), that the question-asker should be doing themselves?


These statements are adapted from the ACRL President’s Program 2020 and the Critical Librarianship & Pedagogy Symposium Code of Conduct. The #CLAPS2020 code was based on the critlib unconference code, which was adapted from the NYC Archives Unconference Code of Conduct, which is based on the SAA Code of Conductand the AdaCamp event policies.