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Re: Information about the diversity fund for W3M

From: Léonie Watson <lw@tetralogical.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 09:47:51 +0000
To: Coralie Mercier <coralie@w3.org>, Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>, public-idcg@w3.org
Message-ID: <b79033d8-99f2-37a0-6b18-285b8bb9311e@tetralogical.com>
Thanks Coralie.


On 27/02/2019 17:39, Coralie Mercier wrote:
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>> On 27 Feb 2019, at 15:26 , Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org> wrote:
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>> Leonie and IDCG,
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>> 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.
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> I have now sent the announcement to W3C Members and called for Sponsors.
> The only delta is in the proposed timeline: I updated “Week of 12th Apr” to “Week of 15th Apr” (a Monday).
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> Coralie
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>> At some point, we will want to know who IDCG is naming to the selection committee.
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>> Jeff
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>> On 2/23/2019 8:20 AM, Léonie Watson wrote:
>>> Jeff,
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>>> Please find the proposed framework for the W3C diversity fund for TPAC,from the Inclusion and Diversity Community Group (IDCG).
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>>> Name: Diversity fund
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>>> Description:
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>>> The purpose of the W3C diversity fund is to increase participation at TPAC, by people who could otherwise not attend.
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>>> 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.
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>>> 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.
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>>> "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
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>>> groups are universally accepted; please understand that these examples use labels or concepts which may be geographically- or community-specific, and that
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>>> does not mean that only those labels and concepts are relevant for this fund.
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>>> Under-represented groups include (but are not limited to): people with disabilities/disabled people; people of color/BAME people; women; LGBTQIA people;
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>>> people from outside of Europe and North America; indigenous people; and refugees.
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>>> 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,
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>>> and can offer any help you might need to complete the application.
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>>> Selection criteria:
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>>> * 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:
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>>> There will be a selection committee who will use the selection criteria to choose the successful candidates. The selection committee will be comprised of:
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>>> * 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:
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>>> * 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.
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>>> 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
>>>
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> Coralie Mercier  -  W3C Marketing & Communications -  https://www.w3.org
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