Re: 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))

I will admit to having some qualms about this substitution. How many of 
us would attend the online workshop and pay for it ourselves anyway? 
Personally, I'd rather see the funds continue to go to opportunities for 
people who would otherwise not have them, so I would vote for saving 
them for people to attend a physical meeting next year. This feels a 
little too much like spending money on ourselves.

On 10/1/20 3:57 AM, Tobie Langel wrote:
> Hi all,
> I volunteered to represent the IDCG in the diversity fund selection 
> committee.
> Part of the decision the committee has to make is how to reattribute 
> unused funds.
> 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,
> --tobie
> On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 12:09 PM Coralie Mercier < 
> <>> 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 <
>     <>> 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 (
>     <>) 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
Annette Greiner (she)
NERSC Data and Analytics Services
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Received on Friday, 2 October 2020 17:41:32 UTC