Define DEI Team vision and mission statements
Migrated from pagure:fedora-diversity#183.
Create a vision and mission statement to capture the goals, priorities, and areas of focus of the Fedora DEI Team.
While reviewing changes to the DEI docs landing page, DEI Team member
meskarune shared thoughtful feedback to better capture the purpose and goals of our team. Drafting a vision and mission statement that captures our past, present, and future work is helpful to build context and help newcomers understand our goals, focuses, and priorities.
See comment excerpt:
It would be really nice to see more specifics on what sort of diversity you are focusing on and what "inclusive" means.
Like is the focus on a diversity of life experience or under represented groups in free software or historically marginalized groups?
Maybe you can state the problem you are trying to address with the goals too. Something like,
"The Fedora community stands on strong pillars of mutual respect, tolerance and encouragement, however this is not enough to increase the participation of socially marginalized groups in the Fedora community. To do this, Fedora is taking an active role to encourage more diverse participation by..."
A lot of people don't understand the purpose of diversity initiatives because they think just being kind to others is good enough. I think a tiny bit of explaination can help with getting people to understand why having education and active involvement is important.
If possible maybe we could get some newbie people to have a look here and see if their questions get answered.
We should brainstorm a new vision and mission statement, and document this clearly in all the key areas where the DEI Team can be found. Ideally, this would be considered a governance document, and as such, it should be published prominently in the DEI Team docs.
DEI Team vision and mission statements should be compatible with the Fedora Project vision and mission statements.
- Clear focus is identified for DEI Team.
- Past work is represented through vision and mission statements.
- Upcoming plans and areas of work are reflected in vision and mission statements.