[hackerspaces] Improve hackerspace diversity - Donate to Ada Initiative

Edward L Platt ed at elplatt.com
Tue Sep 23 20:28:10 CEST 2014

Just donated *and* I made an equal donation to generation FIVE, a
sex-positive resource for survivors of abuse (found the link on Violet
Blue's blog).

Inclusion and sex-positivity? Mind blown!

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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Edward L. Platt
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