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Re: Action needed: Proposal to adopt Diversity Scholarship description

From: <deborah.kaplan@suberic.net>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 21:59:47 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
To: Léonie Watson <lw@tetralogical.com>
cc: "public-idcg@w3.org" <public-idcg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <alpine.WNT.2.20.1902122159370.14516@sierra>
+1

On Sun, 10 Feb 2019, 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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