W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-idcg@w3.org > February 2019

Re: Action needed: Proposal to adopt Diversity Scholarship description

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 08:51:30 -0800
To: public-idcg@w3.org
Message-ID: <c9558b28-87f7-4b98-c5d2-630bffa7899d@kcoyle.net>
another +1. Thanks, Leonie. - kc

On 2/11/19 2:45 AM, Charles 'chaals' (McCathie) Nevile 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.
>>>
>>
> 
> 

-- 
Karen Coyle
kcoyle@kcoyle.net http://kcoyle.net
m: 1-510-435-8234 (Signal)
skype: kcoylenet/+1-510-984-3600
Received on Monday, 11 February 2019 16:51:56 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Monday, 11 February 2019 16:51:58 UTC