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Re: Action needed: Proposal to adopt Diversity Scholarship description

From: Rhian Jones <rhian.jones@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:05:26 +0000
Message-ID: <CAA7N-vMQUj9Wew1NW8F2Y3dG23QpYCumdN8tWWOqsfZScCGQYA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Charles 'chaals' (McCathie) Nevile" <chaals@yandex.ru>
Cc: public-idcg@w3.org
+1


*Rhian Jones*
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On Mon, 11 Feb 2019 at 10:45, Charles 'chaals' (McCathie) Nevile <
chaals@yandex.ru> wrote:

> +1
>
> On Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:18:31 +0100, Léonie Watson <lw@tetralogical.com>
> wrote:
>
> > The proposal to adopt this description of the diversity fund received
> > mostly +1 messages in support.
> >
> > I was contacted off-list by someone who proposed an alternative to the
> > part of the description where we talk about under-represented groups.
> > This is a difficult topic and so I'd like to take the unusual step of
> > asking the CG to consider this alternative as an amendment to the
> > version we've just adoptedd.
> >
> > If you support the amendment please reply to this email with +1, if you
> > do not support the amendment please reply with -1, and if you do not
> > feel strongly please reply with 0.
> >
> > This is the part of the description as it stands:
> > "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."
> >
> > This is the proposed amendment:
> > "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 to give some specific
> > examples, but this is not an exhaustive list. None of the labels for
> the
> > different under-represented groups are universally accepted; please
> > understand that are examples use labels or concepts which may be
> > geographically- or community-specific, and that
> > does not mean that only those labels and concepts are relevant for this
> > fund.
> >
> > Under-represented groups include (but are not limited to): people with
> > disabilities/disabled people; people of color/BAME people; women;
> > LGBTQIA people; people from outside of Europe and North America;
> > indiginous people; and refugees."
> >
> > With apologies for the short turn-around, please respond by end of your
> > day on Tuesday 12th February.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
> >
> > On 04/02/2019 17:09, Léonie Watson 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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