The purpose of this page is to build a *Fedora Diversity events calendar* and to identify *regional participation* for each event. Since the agenda of the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion team is to assist minorities and promote a more inclusive Fedora community, we are targeting events which are minority-specific.
This page is maintained by the Fedora Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Team. In case of any modifications required, please contact xref:team.adoc[Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Team] or the xref:council:ROOT:diversity-advisor.adoc[Diversity Adviser].
Event list
**FWD (Fedora Women's Day)**
link:Fedora_Women_Day_2016[Fedora Women's Day] is a day to celebrate and thank the women contributors across the Fedora Project.
It is celebrated every year on (or near) July 15, the anniversary of the Fedora Women project in 2006.
The 2016 event was a success and we would love to host it again.
We will pre-plan this in advance, create the resources we need to spread it wider to include more people.
The link for the 2016 page is link:Fedora_Women_Day_2016[here].
Areas to improve on for 2017:
Communication and coordination with regional Ambassadors
Reaching out to more local communities ahead of time (including existing teams like Open Labs in Albania and other groups in Greece and India)
#idea http://wic.rit.edu/[WiC at RIT]?
Providing resources / slide decks ahead of time for event organizers (common foundation for local events)
Time zone planning (WhenIsGood poll could be helpful for planning times with regional organizers for video calls with xref:council:ROOT:diversity-advisor.adoc[Diversity Adviser] / other team members
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FLISOL[FLISoL], an acronym for Festival Latinoamericano de Instalación de Software Libre (Latin American free software install fest), is the biggest event for spreading Software Libre in Latin America since 2005.
It is performed simultaneously in different countries of Latin America.
In 2012, more than 290 cities from
20 countries participated on a FLISoL.
Our Fedora xref:council:ROOT:diversity-advisor.adoc[Diversity Adviser], link:{FWIKI}/User:Jonatoni[Jonatoni], will make some efforts to put a Fedora Diversity talk in as many locations as she can.
This will help target the "Latam-Hispanic" group.
We can align our regional / local events to support this.
**LGBT community**
To raise awareness, we will also hold some activities for the LGBT community.
However, since the worldwide celebration of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia would be on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, we could do it on *Saturday, May 20, 2017*.
A panel like we did for FWD might be fantastic.
We will include a day to celebrate those who, despite the adversity, have conquered their disabilities to work with us at Fedora.
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities will be next on *Saturday, December 3, 2017*.
We could host a panel where they show us how they have "conquered the IT world".