Honestly Chaos Congress is a sea of white people. Is it just me noticing this? I feel like it's not even talked about. We need to do better. Our movement is essentially a failure until all hackers feel able to attend.
This means we need to actually take action to make black and brown folks feel comfortable and welcome at Congress.
I think it's something that can be worked on.
Apparently ten years ago, Congress was 90% male.
Thoughts off the top of my head:
1000 free tickets for people of colour.
Invite more poc speakers
It might have to be thousands of tickets really to even make a start on this.
Is anyone who's involved in organising congress even talking about this?
@kawaiipunk it's not only you and it's been a problem since forever.
@kawaiipunk I'd like to be part of the solution. Who is willing to join me to find strategies achieving a betterment?
@kawaiipunk The biggest expense isn't the ticket. It's flying there and staying in hotels and things like that. If you're on benefits or minimum wage or are a precarious gig worker there is no realistic way that can happen, and becoming someone's charity case isn't a good option either.
@bob yeh but we can't control that end of things though! Congress tickets are more expensive that plane tickets from the UK.
@kawaiipunk yeah this is a big problem... And yeah folks aren't talking about it much
@kawaiipunk What makes you think others don't feel able to attend?
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