at the risk of sounding like a broken record, Im asking again for options to be included in the community I miss.
With the new omicon Covid strain being discovered this week (having more than double the mutations of Delta variant), myself and I believe other at-risk groups, would love more virtual attendance options right now.
Really, this benefits everyone though, regardless of Covid.
I posted this after no remote option for attending the (usually awesome) Thanksgiving event:
sigh…it keeps happening like this. For years, access to Noisebridge continues to be
“better luck next time."
I tried to pass consensus last year (Consensus Items History - Noisebridge) for a disability coordinator to help with stuff like this (who do you ping?) and a commitment to virtual classes and events.
it was blocked. and I continue to be the bad guy for bringing stuff like this up at meetings and being a “downer”.
It’s not how I want to spend my time. and it’s really NB’s loss, as myself and other disabled people have much to offer the community.
In addition to not being able to attend Thanksgiving:
Theres also a chess club / night Id like to take part in, Ive played chess for years and would love to play with folks. Hoping for a response to my request to join remotely.
the recent Blender classes I couldnt take part in, although it sounds like there was other stuff going on (but my original request was unresponded to for weeks).
The barriers to access continue to be very high, without a clear point-person to contact, and all the work for inclusion being put on me and other remote attendees, rather than shared mutual aid from NB as a whole.
What can we do? NB has the tech, has the cameras and the infrustructure for remote events and remote learning. We just need people who care.
I can donate laptops or a webcam or whatever else might be needed.
Can we please-
- designate a clear contact person for access to events and classes
- prioritize safe access 4 all to NBs public classes and events
- discuss this topic and these requests, please dont ignore them
This will only help NB be safer, grow with a larger audience, and increase donations as more people can take part. Please, lets make this happen.
editing note: site admin (James?) please, asking here that you dont remove, edit, re-categorize, or censor this post without my consent. This is an important community discussion topic.