[hackerspaces] Improve hackerspace diversity - Donate to Ada Initiative

Liz Henry lizhenry at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 19:54:27 CEST 2014

I posted today asking for hackerspace folks to donate to the Ada
Initiative, an organization that does a lot of work to support women in
open tech and culture.

Ada Initiative's work directly supported the creation of Double Union, a
150+ member hackerspace in San Francisco. Much of their work on
anti-harassment policies and codes of conduct have been applied at
conferences and other tech-related events over the last three years.  I
also think Ada Initiative's work in running ally workshops for men has been
super useful in shifting our culture to be more supportive of women in
tech, hacking and making stuff.  I'd like to see more of those cultural
changes spread to hackerspaces!

My second request is for people who are involved with a hackerspace to put
up a link to their anti-harassment policy or code of conduct on

Please donate to Ada Initiative from my post, or by using this link,



- Liz

Liz Henry
lizhenry at gmail.com

"Electric ladies will you sleep or will you preach?" -- Janelle Monae

"Without models, it's hard to work; without a context, difficult to
evaluate; without peers, nearly impossible to speak." -- Joanna Russ
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