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Re: Action needed: Proposal to adopt Diversity Scholarship description

From: Oana Galbenu <oanagalbenu@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 19:50:59 +0200
Message-ID: <CAFb4Y8hJMq=SZmyaa7xMX8QnG=3Kn461MJzx0=B12+eFFORjhg@mail.gmail.com>
To: lw@tetralogical.com
Cc: public-idcg@w3.org
+1

On Sun, 10 Feb 2019, 20:19 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.
> >
>
> --
> Director @TetraLogical
>
>
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