[hackerspaces] Improve hackerspace diversity - Donate to Ada Initiative

Steven Sutton ssutton4455 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 20:27:00 CEST 2014

We at Freeside based our Anti-Harassment policy on an example policy
created by the Ada Initiative. We appreciate the support and information,
which we use to make our space safer and more diverse.



Steven Sutton
Director, Freeside Atlanta

On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 1:54 PM, Liz Henry <lizhenry at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> http://bookmaniac.org/make-hackerspaces-better-support-ada-initiative/
> 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
> hackerspaces.org!
> Please donate to Ada Initiative from my post, or by using this link,
> https://adainitiative.org/donate/?campaign=hackerspaces
> Thanks!
> - 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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