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Re: Action needed: Proposal to adopt Diversity Scholarship description

From: Léonie Watson <lw@tetralogical.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 17:43:45 +0000
To: "public-idcg@w3.org" <public-idcg@w3.org>
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Reminder to please respond to this today/tomorrow (Monday/Tuesday) if 
you can. Thanks.


On 10/02/2019 18:18, 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 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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