Tuesday Trainings: How do I contribute to WordPress? Part 3

Announcement and Call for Volunteers: Expanding #WPDiversity to three programs

Posted by Dot Org Community on July 26, 2021 at 10:00 am
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TL;DR The Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) is launching 3 new programs: Diverse Speaker WorkshopsNew: Diverse Speaker SupportNew: Allyship programWe have great opportunities for volunteers to get involved with all three programs. Thanks to the hard work of our volunteers, the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) in the WordPress Community Team is growing once again! This group has been helping WordPress meetups and WordCamps attract and develop more diverse speakers since late 2017. In 2020 alone, we quintupled our impact by reaching 71 cities in 17 countries, and participants reported a 20% increase in public speaking confidence! (Check out our impact in our monthly reports.) With your help, we will expand #WPDiversity to three programs to continue to work towards meeting the shared vision of diversity, equity and inclusion at WordPress events around the world. We formed these three programs based on the community’s input on “Re-imagining the work of the Diverse Speaker Training group” for 2021. 1. Diverse Speakers Workshops: Challenge Often the speaker lineups of our meetups and WordCamps look alike and come from a similar background. There are many other voices that aren’t being heard as much: women, LGBTQIA+ individuals (which include non-binary, trans and genderqueer folk),…

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