Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) on April 25, 2022

Attending: @jillbinder, @katiejrichards, @kcrockett, @onealtr, @sc0ttkclark, @tantienhime, @volkswagenchick

Attended by proxy: @devinmaeztri, @juliarosia, @angelasjin, @planningwrite

Facilitator: @onealtr



1 Check-ins (everyone)

2 First time here

3 Comments, questions, ideas

  • We talked about holding a prep session for the speakers accepted to WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event. from the #diverse-speaker-support channel.

4 Workshops (Speaker & Allyship) (@jillbinder)

  • Nigeria Speaker Workshop, April 24, 2022 went quite well
  • Allyship discussion, April 14, 2022 went quite well
  • We are renaming our Allyship workshops from “Allyship for WP Event Organizers” to “Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events.”
  • We created the May 2022 (Cohort 3) Inclusion Workshops to be a good format for the WCUS organizers: May 10 & 14, 2022 for an hour each (also invited: All event organizers and contributors, speaker mentorsEvent Supporter Event Supporter (formerly Mentor) is someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues. in the #diverse-speaker-support channel)

5 Diverse Speaker Support channel (@kcrockett & @jillbinder)

  • The new workflows and prompts have been going well. Organic conversations have begun!

6 Translations (@jillbinder for @devinmaeztri)

  • The Portuguese BR Lesson Plan has been uploaded!
  • In progress: Italian and French
  • First thoughts are going into Inclusion workshop localization, starting with Italian

7 DEI plans for WordPress events (@jillbinder for @juliarosia, @angelasjin, @planningwrite)

8 APAC (@onealtr)

9 Other Updates + Next week’s meeting chair