Mill No. 5 is dedicated to creating a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment across all of its various manifestations including its conferences, events, online forums, official communications.


Everyone has the right to enjoy our programs and activities free of harassment, threats, mistreatment, or discrimination. We reserve the right to revoke access to any of our activities for anyone who does not adhere to the organization’s code of conduct.  


These policies apply to all participants in Mill No. 5 organized events or forums including delegates, guests, staff, volunteers, and vendors. Press and other functionaries are held to the same standards.


We are committed to creating conditions for equity.




Harassment includes, but is not limited to:


  • Bullying, intimidation, stalking, or threats in person or online.
  • The use of epithets, slurs, or negative stereotyping.
  • Sustained disruption of events.
  • Violence or assault of any kind.
  • Inappropriate or unwanted physical contact.
  • Physical intimidation or blocking.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention, innuendo, or joking.
  • Non-consensual production or distribution of harassing recordings.
  • Comments or actions that minimize a person’s lived experience, identity, or safety.
  • Deliberate outing, misgendering, refusal to respect someone’s gender identity or use of pre-transition names.


Particularly in connection to:


  • Race, ethnicity, or national origin
  • Gender identity or expression
  • Sex or sexual orientation
  • Age
  • Disability, neurotypicality, medical condition, or pregnancy
  • Religion
  • Citizenship Status
  • Body size or physical appearance
  • Language proficiency
  • Class


Harassment is not:

Discussing or criticizing oppressive behavior, assumptions, or precedent.


How To Report Harassment


If you feel unsafe in your immediate situation, move to a safe location, alert our staff, and call 911.


If you experience or witness any form of harassment or discrimination, please contact a Mill No. 5 staff member.  All complaints will be investigated – please provide detailed information and your contact information.


Any reported allegations of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation will be investigated promptly, thoroughly, and impartially. Confidentiality will be maintained throughout the investigatory process to the extent consistent with adequate investigation and appropriate corrective action.


Mill No. 5 believes that we are all responsible for preventing discrimination, harassment, and violence. We encourage members of our community and participants in our programs to work collectively to prevent inappropriate and harmful behaviors. Strategies for intervention include disrupting the harassment, asking the harasser to stop, and asking for help. If you, or anyone else, is in danger please seek assistance immediately.


Restroom Policy


Gender diversity is welcome here. Mill No. 5 offers all guests access to the restroom that corresponds to their gender identity or expression, regardless of sex assigned at birth. Please use the restroom that is most comfortable for you. Mill No. 5 staff is available to offer support or answer questions.

Important Coronavirus Update:

An Important Message from Mill No. 5:

After monitoring the Coronavirus situation we’ve come to the conclusion that it is our responsibility to be proactive leaders in our community. It is clear that the recommendation to practice social distancing and to avoid large gatherings is essential to slowing the spread of the infection, which is the key to avoiding the overwhelm on the medical system that many countries are now facing.

This being said, we also acknowledge the hardships that small businesses and entrepreneurs will face as more and more events and spaces close.

It is clear that the situation will change, and that we will need to be constantly monitoring, communicating and adjusting plans. For now, this is our plan:

Coffee and Cotton will remain open. We will expand on our serve safe practices with extended sanitization of surfaces. We will have to continuously monitor this decision as well.

-The Shops will be open based on their own individual preferences. Please check in with your favorite shops to see what hours they will be keeping.

-The Farm Market will run as a limited event. We understand that the farmers and producers rely heavily on market sales, and that many of our customers depend on the food they purchase on Sundays. We will re-evaluate this decision daily and work on precautions and sanitary procedures as well.

A Little Bazaar, The Luna Theater and Dows will be closed for the remainder of the month of March 

If you would like to support Mill No. 5 during these difficult times, you can purchase an e-gift card which can be used at Coffee and Cotton, Dows Soda Fountain, and The Luna Theater.


Thank you for your continued support!