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

Proposal: Steps to Integrate #WPDiversity into WordPress Event Organizing

Posted by Dot Org Community on March 30, 2022 at 5:53 pm
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Context To fulfill WordPress’s mission to democratize publishing, the Community team seeks to actively reduce barriers to current and future participation, engagement, and sense of belonging in WordPress events. People who experience marginalization in broader society are more likely to experience barriers to full participation in their WordPress community. As community contributors, we have the ability and responsibility to actively counteract these forces to build a thriving, inclusive community. The WordPress community is diverse and global. The power of open source is that anyone can contribute from anywhere at any time, regardless of their background. The more diverse our community is, the stronger it becomes. With different perspectives come new innovations, ideas, and solutions. This results in better user experiences for all, from bloggers setting up sites to organizers and attendees of our in-person community events. Inclusive environments don’t happen overnight – or without effort. As our community grows, so have ideas and efforts to help welcome more diverse voices into the fold. WPDiversity Programs #WPDiversity programs are designed to empower WordPress community members with skills and resources to organize and contribute to diverse and inclusive WordPress events. This proposal offers a pathway to introduce all WordCamp and meetup organizers…

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