At Comics at Face Value, we concur with the notice of non-discrimination as stated by the World Health Organization:
“The principle of non-discrimination seeks “to guarantee that human rights are exercised without discrimination of any kind based on race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, or other status such as disability, age, marital and family status, sexual orientation and gender identity, health status, place of residence, economic and social situation”.
Additionally, Face Value Comics has a code of ethics that goes beyond non-discrimination.
“I believe independent publishing has its own ethical responsibilities. Unchained from massive editorial boards, brash comics can do whatever they want and pay for publications. We opt for a kid-friendly approach. As a non-profit organization, we have a social responsibility, too. Kids with autism already face communication hurdles inherent in their diagnosis. Therefore, we want to avoid ambiguity about crimes, immodesty, and other potentially confusing social misunderstandings.”
-- Dave Kot
However, because we cannot speak for Autistics writing about or creating experiences based on their lived experiences, the code of ethics we adhere to binds the comics we produce, but not the writings and publications of other Autistic voices we continue to support. Each creator we support is focused on their passion and their commitment to using their talents to create truth and understanding in a world that is often unforgiving. We support the lights they shine on these unique situations in hopes for a better experience for all.
AFV Board: ·
Angela Kot, President ·
Preston Owens, VP ·
Rozy Rorrer, Treasurer ·
Michele Lefler Secretary
Dave Kot, Member at Large ·
Phyl Campbell, Chair, Splash! Book Carnival Organizing Committee