CfP Submission for Flock 2019 is now open
1. What is your proposal?
After read the article sent to the group by Justin  about microaggressions in the workplace, it might be a good idea to have some private sessions with those who feel affected by the Fedora overall environment somehow.
It's true that a lot of times people committing aggression isn't aware of those, maybe by language, culture or some other factors; and having people from all around the world in a single place could be a great opportunity to gather this knowledge and have a way to measure real cases. People feel vulnerable more than we even realize, specially when their work (name them contributions) are public and easy to follow.
Who would be benefit of?
List each person by their name and FAS ID, as shown below:
5 minute Lightning talk
To let people know our goals, what they can expect from this interviews, let contributors know the process to be part of the conversation and catch people's attention.
FAD/Hackfest that lasts a full-day
1:1 sessions with individuals who have experienced uncomfortable situations inside the Fedora Environment (or close friends who know 3rd party incidents). By taking half day for interviews, I can manage to use the rest of the time to gather and study the collected info and provide some main points at the end of the conference. This is NOT a support group, none of us is currently qualified to provide advice. Our main goal is to listen and try to make the changes on how our community can handle such cases... we are listeners
Evening or other activity (please describe duration in #1)
1Day: To be able to gather as many info as possible, there will be several activities hosted during the day:
A: Share a casual coffee with your listener, so it's not an uncomfortable interview.
B: Have a chat table, so you can just write your thoughts but being closer for a friendly support if needed. Irc sessions sharing the same physical space with the listener.
** C: A note box. Have a box where people can write their experiences, suggestions and more, and just place them in a safe box where no names would be seen at all. completely anonymous, and again, read them all and discuss with the lesser details how that can help us improve.
25 minute Talk
Present all the info gathered (no personal details or explicit details will be shared) and show the main points that should be considered to make a healthy impact on how we handle harassment/exclusion cases, suggestions for CoC (if so) based on contributors' experiences, and let people know what's the overall health of the community.
There's an ongoing discussion about this topics  where probably more ideas will come in order to gather as much effective info as we can.
Only plugs, and a projector to show the final results will be needed. Some coffee for the 1:1 sessions would be great as well, but not mandatory :) .
No more external elements needed for this activities.
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Metadata Update from @mattdm:
- Issue assigned to mattdm
Metadata Update from @mattdm:
- Issue tagged with: Talk In Consideration
The talk selection panel likes the idea but is unsure if it really works as a formal session. I think it might work better if we make it known that members of the D&I team (and Fedora Council) are available for feedback. I want to do a wrap-up / report-out session again for all teams like we've done the past few years, and the final feedback section of this could be included in that.
It sounds perfect. I was unsure of the best way to name the activity, but as I mention before, the ideal would be to have a moment to let attendees know about the interviews / feedback, and probably a wrap up at the end to show the resume.
We already shared some thoughts at the D&I team about discussing and wrapping up a draft with the results collected at the D&I Hackfest.
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