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Re: Information about the diversity fund for W3M

From: Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2019 09:26:06 -0500
To: lw@tetralogical.com
Cc: public-idcg@w3.org, Coralie Mercier <coralie@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6940f54e-beef-b469-51e8-927f1f68633d@w3.org>
Leonie and IDCG,

Thanks for preparing this proposed framework.  It has been approved by 
W3M and we are moving into implementation with an announcement to 
ac-forum later this week.

At some point, we will want to know who IDCG is naming to the selection 


On 2/23/2019 8:20 AM, Léonie Watson wrote:
> Jeff,
> Please find the proposed framework for the W3C diversity fund for 
> TPAC,from the Inclusion and Diversity Community Group (IDCG).
> Name: Diversity fund
> Description:
> The purpose of the W3C diversity fund is to increase participation at 
> TPAC, by people who could otherwise not attend.
> To apply to the diversity fund 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 fund is 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 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 these 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; indigenous people; 
> and refugees.
> If you are thinking of applying to the diversity fund 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.
> Selection criteria:
> * We will prioritise new W3C participants and established participants 
> who have not previously attended TPAC.
> * Where we know which under-represented groups applicants are from, we 
> will prioritise diversity amongst the people to receive assistance.
> * We will not use the written quality of applications as a metric, 
> recognising that people find writing difficult for many reasons 
> including it being a foreign language, cognitive disabilities, and 
> reading/literacy difficulties.
> Selection committee:
> There will be a selection committee who will use the selection 
> criteria to choose the successful candidates. The selection committee 
> will be comprised of:
> * One person from each of the sponsor organisations.
> * Two people from the W3 team.
> * Two people from the IDCG.
> Proposed timeline:
> This is the proposed timeline, based on an outline provided by Jeff:
> * Week of 25th Feb: Announce diversity fund to AC and issue a first 
> call for sponsors, with the request that commitments are made by 1st 
> Apr (so we can announce sponsors at the AC meeting).
> * 8th or 9th Apr: At the AC meeting, announce sponsorship total to 
> date and invite any last commitments before the end of the week.
> * Week of 12th Apr: Announce the process and timetable for 
> application, selection and notification of 2019 recipients.
> The timetable will need W3M to approve this information at its meeting 
> on 27th Feb, and for a message to the AC to be prepared and sent as 
> soon after as possible. I appreciate your help with this.
> Léonie.
> -- Director @TetraLogical
Received on Wednesday, 27 February 2019 14:26:11 UTC

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