What is the position of the IDCG wrt using the diversity fund for Kim Crayton's antiracist workshop? (was: Urgent - Re: IDCG volunteers for the W3C's Diversity Fund selection committee (2020))

Hi all,

I volunteered to represent the IDCG in the diversity fund selection

Part of the decision the committee has to make is how to reattribute unused

In the below email, I suggested using those to purchase tickets to Kim
Crayton's "Being antiracist at work" online workshop and give them to
interested TPAC participants (the workshop is held the day after TPAC).

I'd like to be able to represent the IDCG's opinion in this committee and
not just my own. So what do you all think?

Are you in favor of using part of the diversity fund for this or would you
rather see it reattributed for next year's event?

Thanks for your input,


On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 12:09 PM Coralie Mercier <coralie@w3.org> wrote:

> I’ve just written to the TPAC 2020 diversity fund selection committee and
> made them aware of your suggestion below, as they only are empowered to
> make a decision.
> That decision is to be taken this week.
> Since you are among the two IDCG reps in that committee, please kindly
> feed back to them any input from the IDCG.
> > On 27 Sep 2020, at 12:51 , Tobie Langel <tobie@unlockopen.com> wrote:
> > Additionally, as I'm hearing there aren't a lot of applications, why
> don't we use some of the extra money left to help raise awareness of W3C's
> broader membership to racial issues?
> >
> > As Kim Crayton's intervention has already seeded some really interesting
> discussions in the AC forum, my initial thought was to ask her if she'd be
> willing to organize a workshop for W3C members during TPAC. Kim's answer
> was that running such workshops is (understandingly) a lot of emotional
> work and that she would rather W3C members join her "Being antiracist at
> work" online workshop (https://being-antiracist.com/) which she is
> running on October 31st, very conveniently the day after TPAC.
> >
> > The workshop is $30 per person. It can be joined live on the day of the
> event or watched later. We could easily offer a hundred or more tickets to
> interested W3C members with what's left of the Diversity Fund.
> >
> > Associating W3C to such an event would not only help raise awareness and
> educate ourselves, it would also be highly symbolic.
> >
> > What do you all think?
> >
> > --tobie

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