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If you know me via fandom, this might interest you. The Ada Initiative has a tried and tested Ally Skills Workshop that it teaches, which "teaches men simple everyday ways to support women in their communities. In three hours, one person can create 30 new advocates for women in their community or workplace." I've taught this workshop and people find it hella helpful.

Feminist fans at WisCon are hungry for these kinds of resources, and with some additional funding, the Ada Initiative can run a train-the-trainers session at WisCon next year, so people can learn how to run it and take it back to their schools, workplaces, and communities. At this writing, Ada Initiative needs about USD$6,000 more in the next day and a half in order to make this session possible. I hope you will donate towards that goal.

Donate now




(And if this gets funded, it greatly increases the chances I'll come to WisCon next year!)

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I'm home from WisCon!  I have to dive into work for the next few days so I won't have time to write up reports of the panels I was on:
  1. Imaginary Book Club
  2. How To Describe Nonwhite Characters Sans Fail
  3. Sciency Fiction
  4. I Don't Know Why I'm On This Panel
for a while, if ever.  I welcome links to existing reports of those panels so I can go add to others' notes in comments.  (The only panels I attended in full were the WisCon postmortem and the WisCon software application development discussion, so I have in effect no notes to share.)

Kate Nepveu's report on How To Describe Nonwhite Characters Sans Fail.  Thanks, Kate!

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