Community Feedback Session: Producer Policy Handbook

Community Feedback Session: Producer Policy Handbook
  • Cost: Free
  • Capacity: 40

Join us at Open Signal on Thursday, June 1st, to give your input on our community policies.

Join us at Open Signal on Thursday, June 1st, to give your input on our community policies! Every three years, Open Signal reviews and updates our Community Producer Policy Handbook. These policies shape how we operate and affect how our community and resources interact. Your feedback and participation is a vital component of this process, so consider joining our staff and other community members at this feedback session. This will be a time to see what changes and updates have been made and share your thoughts. 

Open Signal staff will be on hand to facilitate the conversation and we will have light refreshments to share. If you are unable to attend this in-person session but would like to provide feedback, let us know by emailing our Director of Community Media, KatMeow García, at katmeow [at] no later than May 22nd.  We can provide you with an annotated copy of the updated Handbook for your review and a survey to share your feedback on specific policies.

Take part in this important conversation by registering below!


Jun 1


6:00pm – 8:00pm


Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center

2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
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KatMeow García Director of Community Media katmeow [at]

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I teach a slough of media education courses and help create trainings and curriculums focused on technical skill-building and equitable education practices for instructors, volunteers, and partnerships. I have worked in media arts education for over a decade and can help you find the education path at Open Signal that best fits your goals.

I am the president emeritus at KBOO Community Radio, earned a BFA in Filmmaking and Social Justice at Evergreen State College and produce a music television show in the vein of Soul Train at Open Signal.

Rebecca Burrell Director of Strategy rebecca [at]

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I joined the Open Signal team in 2016. I am currently responsible for communications, government relations and our board of directors.

I bring to Open Signal 20 years of experience in the arts and communications fields, including my most recent work for The Right Brain Initiative, a public school program of the Regional Arts & Culture Council. On a volunteer basis, I've been working since 2015 as a co-founder and core organizing member of Arts Workers for Equity, an anti-racist collective for the nonprofit arts sector.



For More Information

Interested in getting involved and utilizing one of our many resources? Start by completing this form and we will connect you with a staff member to get you started: Inquiry Form.

For questions about your registration, please contact our Community Media Advocacy Manager, KatMeow García, via phone at (503) 288 1515 x411 or via email at katmeow [at]

Community Membership

Join our community! Open Signal's membership program includes absolutely everyone.

This program will not only strengthen our community and deepen your experience as a community member, but it will also help diversify our funding streams, ensuring that our resources will be around to serve Portland for decades to come.

To sign up, make a contribution of at least $5 online.

Open Signal is a Safer Space

Open Signal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for the community. Open Signal is a Safer Space for people of color, immigrants, gender non-conforming, low/no income groups, houseless, people with disabilities, linguistically diverse and other marginalized communities who have experienced systemic racism, sexism, classism and/or oppression. We encourage the creation and sharing of content that expresses a wide variety of cultural, social, political and spiritual perspectives. Treating all people with respect and kindness is expected - even if you don’t agree with all perspectives.

We require all members of our community to agree to our Safer Space Community Guidelinessafety policies and to be accountable for the impact of their actions on others who use the space. Physical and verbal abuse will not be tolerated. All threats will be taken seriously, and will result in removal from the facility.

If you have a safety concern to report, please talk to any member of our front desk staff, or complete our online form at

Accommodation Requests

At Open Signal, we work hard to keep our space accessible, inclusive and collaborative. We have a no-tolerance policy for discrimination, harassment and violence.

To request an accommodation please complete this form or contact an Open Signal staff member for assistance: info [at] or (503) 288-1515.

While some accommodation needs may not be within our means to meet at this time, we do our absolute best to accommodate individual needs for equitable access to our facilities whenever possible.