San Fran Bay District Tournament
2023 — CA/US
San Fran Bay District Qualifier
for the 2023 National Tournament
Belonging & Inclusion Station
The Belonging and Inclusion Station (BIS)—formerly Equity Office—exists to address violations of harassment and discrimination policies and provide a safe space for individuals who report harassment and discrimination incidents at NSDA district and national tournaments.
The BIS may serve as a resource for any student, coach, judge, or official participating at an NSDA-sponsored tournament. Complaints may be filed if an individual feels as if an instance of harassment and/or discrimination has occurred. Examples include:
- Perceived discriminatory practice on the basis of (but not limited to) race/color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression, age, disability, sexual orientation, and/or veteran or military status.
- Perceived retaliation, harassment, or intimidation due to an individual’s filing of a complaint or participating in an intake regarding a violation of the NSDA’s harassment and discrimination policies.
There will be a Belonging & Inclusion Advocate onsite at the following locations:
Sunday, March 12 -- Lowell High School Library
Saturday, March 25 & Sunday, March 26 -- James Logan High School room 411
Belonging & Inclusion Advocate: Justin Kurup (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Other BIA include Dr. Tommie Lindsey, Jr. & Kimberly Fradelis
National Speech & Debate Association Harassment and Discrimination Policy
The National Speech& Debate Association is committed to providing its participants, judges, coaches, and staff the opportunity to pursue excellencein their endeavors. This opportunity can exist only when each member of our community is assured an atmosphere of mutual respect. The NSDA prohibits all forms of harassment and discrimination. Accordingly, all forms of harassment and discrimination, whether written or oral, based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by any applicable federal, state, or local law are prohibited, whether committed by participants, judges, coaches, or observers. Individuals who are found to have violated this policy will be subject to the full range of sanctions, up to and including removal from the tournament premises.
Disclaimer: Individual school district policies may vary. This policy is not intended to replace established school district procedures. If you adopt this policy, please replace our name with your tournament or school name.
A free cultural competency & judge training online program is made available by the NSDA.