We are happy to announce the Fedora Week of Diversity (FWD) 2024 from June 17th to 22nd, organized by the Fedora DEI Team. FWD is a time when we come together to honor the diverse voices, perspectives, and skills that enrich the vibrant Fedora community.

What is Fedora Week of Diversity (FWD)?

Every year, FWD serves as a platform to spotlight the different members and their noteworthy contributions to the community and projects they work on. This year’s theme, “Empowering Diversity, Enriching Communities,” acknowledges the views, perspectives, and talents of individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, and walks of life, impacting not only our community but also extending across the entire open-source ecosystem.

FWD runs from June 17th to 22nd, 2024, featuring a series of interviews with community members sharing their Fedora stories. Additionally, we will host a virtual event on June 21st – 22nd, featuring talks, panel discussions and social activities. FWD will showcase highlights from this content to emphasize Fedora’s diversity.

Important Fedora Week of Diversity dates

  • June 17th – 22nd, 2024: Series of interviews with community members
  • June 21st – 22nd, 2024: FWD virtual event

How to participate

By participating in FWD, you can contribute to creating an open-source community where everyone is empowered to succeed and make a difference.

Submit your Fedora Week of Diversity proposal

As part of FWD, we are opening Call for Proposals (CFP) to invite community members to share their insights, experiences, and expertise on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in open source. This year’s theme for FWD is “Empowering Diversity, Enriching Communities.” We aim to explore how diversity in perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences strengthens our open-source community and fosters innovation. Don’t forget to apply by May 11.

Check out the Fedora Contributor Stories

During Fedora Week of Diversity, we’ll be publishing Contributor Stories from our vibrant Fedora community members. Dive into CommBlog to explore their unique journeys with Fedora and join us in celebrating their valuable contributions to the world of open source. 

Help us organize FWD

Would you like to assist with specific tasks related to FWD? Check our repository to learn more about our workflow and add a comment on the issue you want to help out with.

Let’s celebrate together

Let’s celebrate our differences together, amplify the voice of those underrepresented, and stand shoulder to shoulder, united in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Join us for Fedora Week of Diversity 2024, and together, let’s create a future where everyone’s voice is heard, their contributions valued, and every individual has the opportunity to succeed. If you have any questions, ping us on Matrix.