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Re: Action needed: Proposal to adopt Diversity Scholarship description

From: Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran <alejandra.gonzalez.beltran@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:39:10 +0000
Message-ID: <CAORzFBnU7c9ubqAE=jkGu000Pu7nxrc-_b7jsqMoFUZTGj3dVQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: lw@tetralogical.com
Cc: "public-idcg@w3.org" <public-idcg@w3.org>
+1

On Mon, 11 Feb 2019 at 17:44, Léonie Watson <lw@tetralogical.com> wrote:

> 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.
> >>
> >
>
> --
> Director @TetraLogical
>
>
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