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Live Programming & Events: Values, Commitments, and Code of Conduct – LAist

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Values, Commitments, and Code of Conduct

Live Programming and Events
Last revised 11/11/2022

In alignment with the values and beliefs that inform the work of Southern California Public Radio (KPCC, LAist, and LAist Studios), we seek to produce and present virtual and in-person events and experiences that:

We demonstrate our commitment to being meaningfully inclusive across our events by publishing our statements of values , commitments, and Code of Conduct.
We further commit to the following in our live programming, events, and partnerships:

SCPR acknowledges that the Speaker Rider for Meaningfully Inclusive Events collaboration between OpenNews and The Pudding inspired our efforts and commitments. We’re grateful for their work in this space and their generosity in making it publicly available.

Southern California Public Radio (KPCC, LAist, and LAist Studios) is a nonprofit, non-advocacy, nonpartisan public media network that endeavors to produce and present live programming and events that reflect the diverse people and experiences of our region; provide an accessible and equitable space for curious and caring participation through a respectful exchange of ideas; support journalistic values by promoting transparency, credibility, accuracy, fairness, relevancy, and trust; and offer a range of unique programmatic experiences that lead to greater understanding and inspire positive and productive civic and cultural engagement.  

To that end, and as part of SCPR’s active commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we invite all staff, sponsors, funders, volunteers, program participants, attendees, vendors, and others to help us realize a safe, respectful, and positive experience by ensuring that we provide a harassment-free and inclusive event experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, national origin or citizenship status, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, marital or partnership status, pregnancy or lactation status, ethnicity, race, age, religion or creed, status as a veteran or active military service member or any other basis protected by U.S. federal, state, or local laws.

All SCPR event participants (staff, sponsors, funders, volunteers, program participants, attendees, vendors, etc.) must agree to abide by this code of conduct. SCPR reserves the exclusive and sole right to enforce its code of conduct. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Expected Behavior
SCPR expects the following behavior of all participants:

Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior from any participant will not be tolerated. Unacceptable behavior includes but is not limited to:

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior
Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior or fails to comply with expected behavior at any time during the event, SCPR may take any action it deems appropriate, including warning or expelling the offender from the event with no refund. SCPR may, at its reasonable discretion, temporarily or permanently ban a participant from future events.

What To Do About Unacceptable Behavior

If you are subjected to unacceptable behavior, observe or suspect that someone else is being subjected to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify the SCPR event staff in-person, at (626) 583-5222, or events@laist.com as soon as possible. If you have questions in advance of an event regarding the Code of Conduct or its implementation, please email Jon Cohn, SCPR’s Executive Director, Live Programming & Events.  

Media
SCPR events are often photographed and/or audio and video recorded. Your participation at SCPR events constitutes consent by you that SCPR 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.
Unless otherwise explicitly stated, SCPR prohibits the audio and/or video recording of our events. A request to record may be submitted by emailing us at events@laist.com at least two business days prior to the event. Any requests to republish SCPR-owned media can be submitted here.
Attribution
This Code of Conduct was informed and/or inspired by similar efforts by the following entities:

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