Event waiver and release

Release and waiver of liability

By attending an event, meeting, or other activity (“Activity”) at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, you acknowledge and agree to the following:

I hereby knowingly and willingly assume all risks (whether or not foreseeable) relating to my participation in the Activity, including, but not limited to, the potential exposure to infectious diseases such as COVID-19, which can lead to serious illness and death. In consideration for my participation in the Activity, on behalf of myself (and expressly intending to bind my heirs, executors, representatives and administrators), I hereby irrevocably: (A) release, hold harmless, and indemnify the Ford Foundation and its trustees, officers, employees, contractors, agents, and representatives (collectively, the “Foundation”), whether in their professional or personal capacities, from all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and court costs) resulting from any injuries, illness, or death to myself (including from any actions the Foundation takes regarding my health and safety) and any damage to or destruction or loss of my property arising from my participation in any Activity; and (B) agree not to bring any claim of any nature against the Foundation for any cause of action that may arise in connection with my participation in any Activity. I expressly acknowledge that to the fullest extent allowable under law, the foregoing assumption of risk, release, waiver, and indemnity is intended to and will apply whether or not the Foundation is wholly or partially negligent or otherwise at fault.

I acknowledge that I have been given an opportunity to review this Release and I enter into this Release knowingly and voluntarily. This Release: (A) is governed by the laws of the State of New York, and (B) may be amended only if agreed in writing by the Foundation. Upon any finding by a court (or other tribunal) of competent jurisdiction that this Release, in whole or in part, is unenforceable, upon the Foundation’s request, I agree to execute a new general release that would be enforceable. If for any reason a new general release is not permitted by any court or law, if the unenforceable provision would be enforceable by limiting it, then the provision will be deemed to be written, construed and enforced as so limited.

If I am participating in or attending an Activity with a minor child, I also represent that I am the parent or legal guardian of the minor child and acknowledge and agree to all terms of this Release and Waiver on my and their behalf.