DEI Coalition Year 2: TAKING ACTION
Full announcement:

✨ Imagine with me for a moment: ✨
What could we accomplish if every member of the Coalition — every type of reporter, manager, editor, funder, direct supporter, professor, and student of journalism — got together and worked collectively to make systems level change across the journalism industry? What if that process also centered joy, flexibility, clarity, and making lifelong connections?

If you want to be a part of a joyful process to create real, systemic change in the journalism industry, I can’t wait to welcome you to join, or deepen your work, with the DEI Coalition this year.

🚀 Sign up to join this Year 2 project 🚀


Here’s what your experience will be like as we make a plan and follow through in taking action together:

📆 Flexibility: Most of our work will be asynchronous, so you can contribute in a way that works for you and your life. As Coalition members know from experience, any video meetings will always include asynchronous ways to participate, and we always respect your time. When you sign up, you tell us what level of time commitment you’d like to make — ranging from 4 hrs/month, to completely tag-in-tag-out as works for you.

💛 Joy and satisfaction: We’ll be making as much space as we can for you to contribute in ways that bring you joy and satisfaction. Fighting for equity is often frustrating, stressful work. The beauty of being able to work alongside a community is that we can find ways for everyone to play different roles, and help everyone be able to do the things they love, all while helping move DEI forward in a meaningful way.  

✏️ Clear next steps: I’ll be facilitating the entire process and providing guidance and some training along the way. Next steps and concrete ways you can help will always be clear. Anyone who participated in our work to create the Coalition Slack can expect a similar, but even more improved process this year.

🌲 Lifelong connections: Many folks who participated in our initial work to design the Coalition Slack made deep connections and lasting friendships with one another. Our Year 2 process is even more likely to help you establish, broaden, or deepen these meaningful connections.

If you’re interested in joining us, or deepening your work with us, for Year 2: TAKING ACTION with the DEI Coalition, please let me know below.

Sisi Wei
Co-Executive Director at OpenNews
Founder and Community Advocate for the DEI Coalition for Anti-Racist, Equitable, and Just Newsrooms

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Name *
E-mail Address *
I’ll be using email to share key dates and documents. You may prefer to use your personal email address!
Are you already a member of the DEI Coalition Slack? *
You must be a member of the DEI Coalition before you participate. Membership is free and you must meet our membership criteria. Submit your request here:
We have spacious room for people to be involved in different ways, so you can contribute in a way that works for you and your life. Which options are you interested in? (Check all that apply) *
What do you love to do? (Check all that apply) *
We’ll be making as much space as we can for you to contribute in ways that bring you joy and satisfaction. We know everyone plays different roles, and we want to help everyone move DEI forward in a meaningful way, while doing the things they love.
How can we support your accessibility needs and full participation?
Do you have specific access needs we should take into account as we design our Year 2 work? Would something like a meal gift card help you access this time?
Anything else you’d like to share?
From Sisi: For the next month, I'll be processing everyone's needs, preferences, and loves! Then, a few weeks before our first sprint begins in May (think 1-2 weeks before), I'll email everyone with an update on how to get started in different ways!
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