Debian Diversity Team discussion session
Speaker: Rhonda D'Vine
Track: Social context
Type: BoF (45 minutes)
Room: Zhongyangjianshan (中央尖山)
Time: Jul 31 (Tue), 11:00
Last year’s two sessions on this topic showed that there is a fair amount of interest in pursuing the topic of being more inclusive and welcoming to underrepresented groups within the Debian community. The aim of the yet-to-be-formed diversity team should be to offer a contact point to exchange and connect various groups. The main principle is based on intersectionality.
We’ll start the session with a name and pronoun round where people can also shortly say what they specifically are interested in, and we’ll form the topics and schedule from there on.
This session is meant to offer a safe space for attendees, and thus no recordings will be kept to not out people accidentally against their will. Also this means that all attending parties are expected to discuss in a non-discriminatory way and reflect on when they are told that some wording was not okay. In the hopefully unlikely case that a participant’s actions make others uncomfortable they will be asked to leave. That includes nosy questions that question other people’s identity.