Building a community.
A community bicycle shop is different from a regular bicycle shop. Around here, bike repair is a cooperative effort rather than a way to make money. What we’re doing isn’t just about building bikes. It’s about building relationships and bringing a community together. Our shop space, stands, and tools are available free of cost for anyone who wants to work on his or her bike. And volunteer mechanics are on hand to share their knowledge and experience.
FCW is a place of co-working and co-learning. We believe everyone has something to learn and something to offer which means no matter who you are, you have a place at FCW. Together, we're building more connected, more empowered individuals and a more vibrant neighborhood.
FCW believes that everyone and every interaction is valuable. To help ensure we treat everyone with dignity and respect we have a strong Anti-Discrimination Policy:
FCW Anti-discrimination Policy*
We are intent on promoting a positive culture for wrenching and volunteering in which all members of our community treat each other with dignity and respect. Discrimination on any grounds (gender, religion, age, marital and family status, disability, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, or immigration status), harassment, sexual harassment, bullying, or intimidation will not be tolerated at FCW.
The positive culture for wrenching and volunteering at FCW is created by and for our managers, team leaders, members, volunteers, patrons, and other community members. We have a responsibility to promote this positive culture by:
○ Being accountable for our interactions with each other at FCW
○ Wrenching and volunteering collaboratively, collegially, and effectively
○ Leading other staff members, volunteers, patrons, and others in promoting a culture of dignity and respect
○ Taking timely, relevant action to resolve concerns using the appropriate procedures
Any act or conduct by a harasser is considered to be harassment if it is unwelcome to the recipient and could reasonably be seen as offensive, humiliating, threatening, hostile, or intimidating to the recipient, in relation to one or more of the following characteristics of the recipient: gender, religion, marital or family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race, ethnicity, or immigration status. Such behavior can take many forms, similar to those of sexual harassment, racial harassment or bullying.
Sexual harassment includes acts of physical intimacy, or requests for sexual favors or any act or conduct by a harasser, including spoken words, gestures or the production, display or circulation of written words, pictures or other material. The unwanted nature of sexual harassment distinguishes it from flirtatious or sexual behavior, which is entered into freely and mutually. It is the damaging impact of the unwanted behavior on the recipient, not the intention of the harasser, which counts. The impact of sexual harassment is taken into account when cases of sexual harassment are investigated.
Bullying is repeated inappropriate behavior, direct or indirect, whether verbal, physical or otherwise, conducted by one or more persons against one or more others, which could reasonably be regarded as undermining the individual’s right to dignity and respect. An isolated incident of the behavior described in this definition may be an affront to your dignity but is not considered to be bullying.
*Adapted from our friends at the Bike Kitchen in San Francisco CA