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Re: Action needed: Proposal to adopt Diversity Scholarship description

From: Léonie Watson <lw@tetralogical.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 14:37:07 +0000
To: Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>, "public-idcg@w3.org" <public-idcg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <ab3c5dce-e9e2-cf8a-850e-0d9aabd82d31@tetralogical.com>
Thanks Jeff. Looks like my spell check wasn't running when I sent that out.


On 11/02/2019 12:34, Jeff Jaffe wrote:
> 
> On 2/10/2019 1:18 PM, Léonie Watson 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 
> 
> s/indiginous/indigenous/
> 
> 
>> 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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