The Drupal Diversity & Inclusion Working Group (DD&I) was formed after DrupalCon New Orleans by Nikki Stevens (@drnikki). Nikki, along with Ruby Sinreich (@rubyji), Greg Dunlap (@heyrocker), Nathaniel Catchpole (@catch), and myself (@sugaroverflow), have spent the last year working to build a more inclusive, diverse and respectful Drupal Community.
Since then, we've continued the conversation every week, have created a space for discussion about these issues with over 400 members, and have made immense progress on diversity initiatives, providing a safe space for difficult discussions, helped Drupal Association craft the Inclusion Scholarship, setup a booth to showcase the diversity in our community at DrupalCon Baltimore, and tried to make camps more inclusive. We're proud of the work we've done, but we need more voices, and we need your help.
In this session I'll talk about the DD&I group, our core values, our initiatives for the next year, and why I feel this work is vital to our future as a project. This session is an invitation to all conference attendees to participate, have your voices heard, and affect change in the inclusiveness and diversity of the Drupal community.
Attendees Will Leave With:
• An understanding of the DD&I group and its core values
• An overview of the group's goals and initiatives
• How attendees can get involved at any level of commitment