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Re: Action needed: Proposal to adopt Diversity Scholarship description

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:16:04 -0500
To: deborah.kaplan@suberic.net, Léonie Watson <lw@tetralogical.com>
Cc: "public-idcg@w3.org" <public-idcg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <a5ce3124-9731-710f-418d-e442593c1ddd@w3.org>
+1

On 2/12/2019 9:59 PM, deborah.kaplan@suberic.net wrote:
> +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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