Event Code of Conduct

Cascade PBS leadership and staff are committed to welcoming people to the Cascade PBS facility and events, either at the Cascade PBS facility or offsite, from as many diverse backgrounds as possible and to providing a vibrant and innovative environment. Our events will have a respectful environment for people of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, ages, gender and trans statuses, abilities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses, and beliefs.

Cascade PBS is grateful that our community is positive, friendly, and supportive of one another. In that spirit, Cascade PBS staff, volunteers, event speakers, and attendees are expected to:

  • Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
  • Remain professional amid impassioned conversations. Disagreements are necessary to consider difficult questions, but they must remain civil.
  • Remember that boundaries of good taste, humor, and physical interaction differ from person to person. If you sense someone feels uncomfortable - whether they explicitly state it or not - be respectful of those boundaries.
  • Refrain from discriminatory or harassing behavior, including but not limited to:
    • sexist, racist, ageist, homophobic, or discriminatory jokes or language
    • physical intimidation including stalking or following
    • sustained disruption of talks or events
    • posting or displaying sexist, racist, ageist, homophobic, discriminatory, sexually explicit or violent material. If for any reason you need this material for a professional purpose, please contact Cascade PBS staff first and we can discuss an appropriate warning for participants
    • unwelcome sexual attention, including sexualized comments or jokes, inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcome sexual advances
    • advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above discriminatory or harassing behavior

Photo Policy

Consent to use of video, audio, and/or photographic images: Cascade PBS events are often photographed and/or recorded. Your participation at Cascade PBS events constitutes an agreement by you that Cascade PBS may use or distribute the photographic or recorded material with participant’s or attendee’s image or voice, on air, online or in other current or future form of media, in perpetuity.

Reporting Violations

Contact Cascade PBS event staff or outside emergency services if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.

To report other violations of this Code of Conduct, please email Carole Williams, Cascade PBS’s Director of Human Resources at carole.williams@cascadepbs.org.