Drupal Diversity & Inclusion, an independent working group within the Drupal community, is holding the first ever Drupal Diversity & Inclusion (DDI) camp! Our aim is to bring new voices and important topics together into a relaxed and fun virtual conference.
The Drupal community aims to be a welcoming, safe, respectful and inclusive space for all participants. The language we use in our day-to-day interactions with each other is an important factor which contributes to creating these conditions.
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!
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.
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
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*.