Working Group Notes from July 14

Portland Refuge Recovery Inter-Sangha Working Group on Sexual Misconduct

July 14, 2018


Group Agreements

This is our working list of group agreements.  It will be amended as needed:

  • Bring curiosity and a reflective stance
  • Be solution oriented
  • Bring self-awareness
  • Honest communication
  • Assumption of positive intent
  • Willingness to tolerate criticism
  • Practice both personal vulnerability and appropriate boundaries
  • Practice sensitively to triggers and trauma
  • Hold the reality of multiple truths

Building a share language and analysis of sexual misconduct

We explored and discussed a range of ideas and experiences that form the context and definition of sexual misconduct.  

In this meeting we identified behaviors on a spectrum:


We also identified discriminatory behaviors in society:

 Cissexism, Gender Bias, Racism, homophobia/transphobia, Ableism, Ageism, "Newb"ism, Nepotism

The next meeting will take place on August 11 10:45-12:00 @ 4th Dimension Sober Club