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|| ||A Compleat Historye of ye Anti-harassment Policys (also we raised almost $80K! Yay!) |
|| ||Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:00:36 -0400 (EDT)|
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The Ada Initiative just posted a history of three successful conference anti-harassment campaigns,
from the SF&F, skeptic/atheist, and free and open source communities. Our goal was to inspire and
give hope to people working on anti-harassment campaigns their communities - and it is already
In other news, we've raised nearly $80,000 towards our goal of $100,000 by this Saturday, August
31st! Go to
http://adainitiative.org/2013/08/weve-raised-almost-70000... to see our spiffy new donation meter and get the up-to-date amount.
Can you help us raise the final $20,000 by spreading the word - blogging, tweeting, posting on
Facebook or G+ - about why you support the Ada Initiative? Here are some nice things other folks
have been saying about our work:
Jacob Kaplan-Moss writes about why he made a $5,000 matching donation: "I believe deeply in the
importance of gender equality, yet I work in open source, a community with shockingly few women.
The Ada Initiative is working together with people like me to bring more women into open source -
and we're succeeding." http://jacobian.org/writing/support-ada/
Marina Zhurakhinskaya says, "A post on the Ada Initiative blog [...] taught me that even once women
are participating in the community, they are hesitant to present at conferences and some
encouragement can go a long way. With a supportive e-mail and some brainstorming, we brought the
number of women who presented at GUADEC this year to 10, or 21% of speakers, compared to only 4, or
7%, last year." http://blogs.gnome.org/marina/2013/08/23/lets-make-big-st...
Annalee Flower Horne wrote about That Time I Wasn't Harassed at a Conference: "But what really
stood out for me about [DjangoCon] was that I felt safe the entire time. Nobody made inappropriate
sexual comments, touched me without my permission, or took creepy pictures of me."
"Somebody go give @adainitiative at least $84" - Robin L. Zebrowski (@firepile)
More tips on spreading the word are here:
And of course if you want to donate now, you can: http://supportada.org
Valerie and Mary
Ada Initiative co-founders
P.S. Yes, we know "ye" is a misreading of the thorn character from Middle English. We are just sad
we couldn't put the subject in a Gothic blackletter font, too.
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