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=People banned from the physical space=
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"Perry" - 2015-02-03 - An olderish musician (guitarist & uke-player), claiming to be a member of FNB but who was verified to be not, who has been discovered to be wandering drunk around the space, and in so being transgressing boundaries of personal space, private dance rehearsals, and disrupting meetings. Has been asked not to come to the space drunk, agreed, but did so again anyway. Therefore, in response to the last instance where an Omnier's space was violated while he was drunk, he is provisionally banned pending conflict resolution with Omni, which he should arrange.  
* "Perry" - 2015-02-03 - An olderish musician (guitarist & uke-player), claiming to be a member of FNB but who was verified to be not, who has been discovered to be wandering drunk around the space, and in so being transgressing boundaries of personal space, private dance rehearsals, and disrupting meetings. Has been asked not to come to the space drunk, agreed, but did so again anyway. Therefore, in response to the last instance where an Omnier's space was violated while he was drunk, he is provisionally banned pending conflict resolution with Omni, which he should arrange.  


*David T - Indefinitely banned from the sudo room physical space pending mediation 2015-01-08
*David T - Indefinitely banned from the sudo room physical space pending mediation 2015-01-08

Revision as of 20:49, 4 February 2015

The Omni Commons is dedicated to creating and maintaining a safe space for all. Unfortunately, this means we sometimes have to require certain individuals to stay away from the space. Banned individuals may appeal to the Challenging Dominant Culture working group and arrange for conflict mediation by emailing: cdc [at] lists [dot] omnicommons [dot] org

If the Omni Oakland Collective (or any of its member collectives) consenses to ban or suspend a person from their space for reasons of safety, that person is immediately and automatically banned from the entire premises of the Omni Oakland Collective, including all on-premise areas of its member collectives, groups, tenants, subtenants, and common areas. All such bans are provisional until considered by the omni delegates at the soonest available meeting time. Banned people may seek mediation, conflict resolution, and to have their voice heard by the delegates. For additional information about this, please also refer to the Safer Space Policy and our Conflict Resolution Policy.

People banned from the physical space

  • "Perry" - 2015-02-03 - An olderish musician (guitarist & uke-player), claiming to be a member of FNB but who was verified to be not, who has been discovered to be wandering drunk around the space, and in so being transgressing boundaries of personal space, private dance rehearsals, and disrupting meetings. Has been asked not to come to the space drunk, agreed, but did so again anyway. Therefore, in response to the last instance where an Omnier's space was violated while he was drunk, he is provisionally banned pending conflict resolution with Omni, which he should arrange.
  • David T - Indefinitely banned from the sudo room physical space pending mediation 2015-01-08
    • The collective/community they were identified with: sudo room
    • David T asked someone in Sudo to borrow headphones. This went into overborrowing teritory; he left omni with them. The headphones were someone's property, a discussion about this occured, culminated into a physical and verbal confrontation.
    • Jenny talked with david T and said he's not welcome at sudo room until he engages in conflict resolution.
  • Chris - Indefinitely banned from the Omni physical space 2015-02-04
    • The collective/community they were identified with: Food Not Bombs
    • Sleeping in the space and getting aggressive when told it wasn't appropriate
    • Food Not Bombs contacted Chris about this and he has agreed to stay away from the Omni. He has refused mediation.
  • Rus (Aerosonic) - Indefinitely banned from the sudo room physical space 2015-01-28
    • Adam was working in Sudo, Rus stuck his hand into workbox and area; Adam noticed vaporizor gone. Adam confronted Rus. Rus admitted to going into Adam's stuff, but said that he then put the vape on the table. soon after Rus and his friends left Omni. Rus came back and was asked to leave. Jake offered to contact him via IRC, there Rus aka Aerosonic asked to do conflict mediation, Jake is uninterested in doing this. Jake spoke to three other people. Noisebridge says, Rus has no idea why anyone thinks he took the vape, maybe someone just saw him touch it, fails to acknowledge evidence
  • Chris B - Indefinitely banned from the sudo room physical space 2014-12-17
    • The collective/community they were identified with: Sudo Room
    • Ban initiated by: Sudo Room
    • Repeatedly sleeping in the building
    • Habiting the space for domestic use
    • Sudo Room finds Chris B in bad standing and require that he re-apply for sudo room membership upon proof that he's found sustainable long-term housing.
  • Matthew Stephenson - Indefinitely banned from the sudo room physical space 2014-09-25
    • The collective/community they were identified with: Sudo Room
    • Ban initiated by: Sudo Room
    • Violated safe space policy
    • Repeatedly slept in the basement, claimed to be a hitman, creeped on a member
    • Seeks attention through claiming access to power, money and resources
  • Scott Cohen - Indefinitely banned from the sudo room physical space on 2014-07-30
    • The collective/community they were identified with: Sudo Room
    • Ban initiated by: Sudo Room
    • Violated safe space policy.
  • Zach Houston - Indefinitely suspended from the Omni on 2014-07-22
    • The collective/community they were identified with: Bay Area Public School, Timeless Infinite Light, Contemporary Art Museum of Oakland (CAMO), Omni
    • Omni-wide suspension initiated by: Timeless Infinite Light
    • BAPS had also previously requested temporary suspension of Zach from its own membership, pending conflict resolution process
    • Violated Omni safe space policy.
    • Extant mediation policy could not accommodate complexity of the issue.
    • Suspension pending development of more robust conflict resolution or transformative justice model procedure.
  • Ariel (Unknown last name. Anthony Repetto might know.) - Indefinitely banned from the sudo room physical space back at 2141 Broadway, on 2013-09-04
    • The collective/community they were identified with: Sudo Room
    • Ban initiated by: Sudo Room
    • Violated Sudo Room safe space policy. Prior to Sudo Room moving to Omni
    • Repeatedly came in after being banned and refused to leave.
    • Hard to kick out. Getting multiple people to line up shoulder to shoulder and walk her out has worked previously.
  • Timon - also goes by 'Ayer' - Indefinitely banned from the sudo room physical space on 2014-05-28
    • The collective/community they were identified with: Sudo Room
    • Ban initiated by: Sudo Room
    • From the meeting notes: "Regardless of Timon's current membership status, we find him in "bad standing" with regard to sudo room's values, specifically with regard to "safe space". We ban Timon from the sudo room, for an indefinite period."
  • All individuals on Noisebridge's ban page who were banned for reasons of safety. Sudo Room and Noisebridge have a reciprocal ban agreement.

People who have to ask and get permission before being allowed in the sudo room physical space

The following residents/tenants of 2141 Broadway (Bay Area Public School and Sudo Room's old location) are not allowed in the sudo room physical space and anywhere in the Omni, unless they are explicitly granted permission by consensus at two consecutive sudo room meetings and at least one Omni Delegates meeting:

  • Johannes
  • Billy

Expired bans from the physical space

These people are no longer banned. This data to be removed one year after temporary ban expiration.

  • Phil Wolff - Banned from Sudo Room 7-21-2014 until 8-??-2014.
    • The collective/community they were identified with: Sudo Room
    • Ban initiated by: Sudo Room
    • Safe space violation.
    • Did not disclose ties to Domain Awareness Center to Sudo & BAPS-supported Oakland Privacy Working Group which was working to stop the DAC.
    • Misled folks to believe the matter had been resolved when it had not been.
    • Concern that Phil was an informant.
    • Matter was resolved through Sudo Room's conflict resolution policy and Phil Wolff is allowed back into Sudo Room's physical space.
  • Ardeen (Last name unknown. May have a big red beard) - Temporarily banned from 2014-02-12 until 2014-03-12
    • The collective/community they were identified with: Sudo Room, BAPS
    • Ban initiated by: Sudo Room
    • For repeatedly sleeping at the sudo room physical space after being asked not to, and responding with anger when confronted about it.
  • Sally (Last name to be posted) - Temporarily banned from the sudo room physical space from Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 until October 3rd 2014.
    • The collective/community they were identified with: Sudo Room
    • Ban initiated by: Sudo Room
    • Repeatedly left her stuff in sudo and non-sudo spaces after being asked not to do so.
    • Moved a bunch of furniture and set up what looked like a bedroom and living room in two Omni basement common rooms, even after being asked not to do that.
    • Repeatedly slept at the old sudo room space at 2141 Broadway.
  • Xavier Peniche - 6-mo ban from Sudo Room starting 3-2?-2014 to 9-2?-2014 (occurred back at 2141 Broadway, Sudo Room's old location)
    • The collective/community they were identified with: Sudo Room
    • Ban initiated by: Sudo Room
    • Safe space violation
    • Got into a physical altercation with a Sudo Room member

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