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

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

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

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

Sharing a survey for our upcoming Speaker Initiative

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*.

DrupalCon Baltimore Photo Booth

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.

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