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Learn how to hold your own Speaker Diversity Workshop on Saturday, November 16

Thursday, September 9, 2019

To help event organizers increase the number of speakers at their events who are from marginalized and underrepresented groups, we are very excited to share that on Saturday, November 16, from 1-4 p.m. ET, we’ll be offering a Train the Trainers online workshop on how to run the Drupal Speaker Diversity Workshop at your local events. This will allow meetups and DrupalCamps to offer the workshop all around the world!

Land Acknowledgments

Wednesday, July 7, 2019

Here’s the gist: in America (North and South), as well as Australia and other colonized nations, if you’re not an indigenous person, you live on stolen land. We start our meetings by, among other things, asking where people are from, and asking them to acknowledge the indigenous history of the land they live on. 

Registration open for Speaker Diversity Workshop, set for September 21 and 28, 2019

Monday, July 7, 2019

The Drupal Diversity & Inclusion group is hosting a Speaker Diversity Workshop to help speakers from underrepresented groups prepare to speak at conferences. The two-part workshop is being held on Saturday, September 21 and Saturday, September 28, and registration is now available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drupal-speaker-diversity-workshop-part-1-sept-21-part-2-sept-28-2019-tickets-64390315166

Happy Pride!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

June is Pride Month around the world.  We have collected some resources for the Drupal community around what Pride is, why it is still necessary and what Pride and 2SLGBTQQIA+ (Two-spirited, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and beyond--see below for more on acronyms!) rights look like globally. 

This post is not intended to cover all subjects, but to serve as a starting point and resource for folks who want to educate themselves about queer individuals, culture and rights. 

Sharing a survey for our upcoming Speaker Initiative

Thursday, March 3, 2019

Do you identify as under-represented or marginalized? Have you thought: I wish more people like me were giving talks at Drupal events? Or: Why is there no one like me on this panel?

Have you thought about speaking at a meetup or conference but haven’t been able to think of a topic? Feel like you don’t think you know anything worth speaking about? Feel like you’re not an expert in anything so who would listen to you anyway? Or the opposite problem… Do you have too many ideas and don’t know which one to pick? We're planning a training *just for you*.

Talking about diversity and inclusion at BADcamp

Friday, October 10, 2018

Two of our leaders, Tara King and Ruby Sinreich, gave a presentation about diversity and DDI at BADcamp 2018 in Berkeley, CA. 

DDI talk at DrupalGovCon 2018

Thursday, August 8, 2018

Last week we had a great group of volunteers representing Drupal Diversity and Inclusion at DrupalGovCon. Ruby Sinreich and Dori Kelner co-presented a session to help people understand the challenges we face as a community and what DDI is doing about it.

DrupalCon Nashville Activities for Drupal Diversity & Inclusion

Tuesday, March 3, 2018

Wondering what Drupal Diversity & Inclusion is planning for DrupalCon Nashville? Here’s a comprehensive list of our activities

The Creation of Teams

Thursday, May 5, 2017

As of this writing, our #diversity-inclusion slack channel has 428 members. When I started the Drupal Diversity & Inclusion Group after DrupalCon New Orleans, I hoped that it would become something that people rallied behind and got involved with, but I didn’t set any long-term strategic plans. We grew slowly over the first ~9 months or so, and had a growth explosion in the last few months.

DrupalCon Baltimore Photo Booth

Thursday, March 3, 2017

This year at DrupalCon, the Drupal Diversity & Inclusion Working Group will have a booth in the exhibit hall. We plan to have a fun and engaging activity for visitors, which will involve taking their photo and printing it out with an imposed filter that says “This is what a Drupalist looks like!” or similar. We plan to hang these photos as a collage behind our booth, post them to instagram, and offer a copy to each visitor. We want to show how diverse the Drupal community is with a fun and striking visual.