There has been recent discussion in assorted fora regarding tolerance of racist statements and unacceptable behaviour within the society. We feel that this requires a clear and unambiguous response:
The Society for Creative Anachronism (The Society for Creative Anachronism Ltd (Australia) and The Society for Creative Anachronism New Zealand Incorporated) remains committed to ensuring that we reflect the best and most welcoming aspects of the modern world, committing to celebrating equity, diversity, and inclusiveness in the game we play. Researching and re-creating cultures of bygone eras does not require abandoning the values of the present and our Codes of Conduct reflect this.
We welcome people of all ages, sexes, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, and ableness, and reject anyone who will discriminate on any of these bases.
The promotion of social equity and diversity in our activities remains fundamental to our game as a requirement for participation. As such, the SCA Ltd Board and the SCANZ committee continue to actively look at the best strategies and actions we can take to support this commitment. In the coming weeks and months, we will be inviting you to play an active part in developing these strategies and actions that will support our game and its future.
Chair, SCA Ltd
SCANZ Code of Conduct