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RE: Action needed: Proposal to adopt Diversity Scholarship description

From: Siegman, Tzviya <tsiegman@wiley.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2019 18:09:29 +0000
To: "lw@tetralogical.com" <lw@tetralogical.com>, "public-idcg@w3.org" <public-idcg@w3.org>
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Tzviya Siegman
Information Standards Lead

-----Original Message-----
From: Léonie Watson <lw@tetralogical.com> 
Sent: Monday, February 4, 2019 12:10 PM
To: public-idcg@w3.org
Subject: Action needed: Proposal to adopt Diversity Scholarship description


This is the second of the three proposals we need to make a decision about.

Proposal 2:
Adopt the following description of the Diversity Scholarship.

Note: the description uses "scholarship" throughout. If the CG decides to change it to "fund", it will mean minor editorial changes to the following text.

The purpose of the W3C diversity scholarship is to increase participation at TPAC, by people who could otherwise not attend.

To apply to the diversity scholarship you should be from a group that is under-represented in the web community, and unable to attend TPAC without financial help.

When you apply, you will be asked to explain (in one or two sentences) what perspectives you will bring, and which areas you would like to contribute to during TPAC. You are not required to self-identify as belonging to any particular group, but If you are comfortable sharing that information it will help us ensure the scholarships are balanced across different under-represented groups.

The definition of "under-represented" means different things to different people, and the language used is also different depending on where you are. For this reason we've chosen not to name specific under-represented groups in this information.

If you are thinking of applying to the diversity scholarship, but you are not sure whether you should, please get in touch. We will answer your questions in confidence, and can offer any help you might need to complete the application.

* If you support this proposal, please reply to this email with a +1 at the top.
* If you do not support this proposal, please reply to this email with a
-1 at the top.
* If you do not feel strongly about this proposal, or do not want to participate, please reply to this email with a 0 at the top.

You do not have to respond at all, but it really helps if you do. If you would prefer to respond privately, you can send your response to me directly (to lw@tetralogical.com).

Please respond before the end of the day on Friday 8th February 2019.

Thank you.


Director TetraLogical

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