We have workshops for underrepresented community members and for WP event organizers coming up in October and November, 2021. Please join us and help us spread the word!
Allyship for WordPress event organizers AMER/EMEA Accountability
The cohort of the first Allyship program is meeting for an accountability Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. chat about the actions they are taking after the first Allyship for event organizers workshop. Although this session won’t have coaching as one of the main focuses, we will still welcome open discussion.
Others who did not attend the workshop are welcome to participate or lurk. 🙂
Thursday, October 28, 2021
5pm-6pm UTC / 1pm-2pm ET
#community-events Slack channel
Empower Women Speakers For Your WordPress Events in Latin America
A hybrid event in-person in San José, Costa Rica, and over Zoom for women WordPress organizers in Latin America to learn to run Women Speaker workshops.
We will teach you how to run the 4-5 hour workshop that will:
- Help you understand some of the reasons why women aren’t submitting talks
- Help the women in your communities overcome their personal barriers to public speaking at your WordPress events
- Help them create a talk title, pitch, outline, bio, and slide deck
- Give the new women speakers motivation and confidence to start speaking
- Increase how many women are giving talks in your community
Saturday, November 6, 2021
San José, Costa Rica and over Zoom
Allyship for WordPress event organizers AMER/EMEA
After a successful cohort 1 in August, we are beginning cohort 2 in November. Members of cohort 1 are invited to return and join our new members.
A 2-hour interactive watch party online to learn how to create welcoming and diverse WordPress Meetups Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. and WordCamps for your WordPress community.
This is not just for organizers, but anyone who wants to champion this kind of environment, now or in the future.
Do you run or attend WordPress events and notice only one type of person is attending? You’d love to see more diversity represented, but people are either not showing up — or they attend once and don’t come back. What can you do to be a good ally to foster, promote, and support diversity and an inclusive space?
We know that you have good intentions and really want to do things “right”, and therefore need a supportive space to talk through sensitive real-life challenges, so this watch party workshop will NOT be recorded.
This interactive watch party workshop was created by Allie Nimmons, Aurooba Ahmed, David Wolfpaw, and Jill Binder for WordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. US 2019.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
6pm-7pm UTC / 1pm-3pm ET
How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events Southeast to Southern Asia
Does the thought of speaking at one of our WordPress Meetups or WordCamps intrigue you? Do you identify as a person from a marginalized and underrepresented group (in terms of gender, race, class, caste, sexuality, ability, age, etc.) who is thinking about speaking at a meetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. or WordCamp in the Philippines, India, Indonesia, or other nearby timezone? Do you think you don’t know or have anything worth speaking about?
This workshop is for you!
This interactive watch party workshop will be held in English.
Saturday, November 27, 2021
0700H-0830H UTC / 1500H-1630 GMT+8 / 1230H-1400H IST
We will be holding a “How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events” for AMER/EMEA in December. Stay tuned!