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Re: Action needed: Proposal to adopt Diversity Scholarship description

From: Charles 'chaals' (McCathie) Nevile <chaals@yandex.ru>
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 19:10:54 +0100
To: public-idcg@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.zwo8sgx9ag6dn2@chaalss-macbook-pro.home>
+1

Note that I would propose adding "we encourage you to apply" in the last  
paragraph, but support this either way.

Similarly, I suggest noting the the fund is limited and may not provide  
full costs, but support this description as is.

cheers

On Mon, 04 Feb 2019 18:09:56 +0100, Léonie Watson <lw@tetralogical.com>  
wrote:

> Everyone,
>
> 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.
>
> Léonie.
>


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