I think that any of these days have a value, but they are in no means a solution. But it is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
I do want to remind us all that there is a difference between a "spot at the table", included, welcomed, and wanted. Allow me to provide a little parable, and I by no mean have any reason to complain but it is my story.
When I first started my last job I was very much in the minority. The company had been founded as a Christian Mission that happened to have a very succesful amplifier company as a result. I point blank asked during the interview process, "So how do I as a non-Christian fit in? I do not feel comfortable going to the required weekly prayer meetings." This was in January of 2000. I am of Jewish haritage and I do not eat pork as part of remembering my heritage. I was told by multiple people that it would not be an issue at all, plus the EOE stuff.
Well there were monthly potluck or carry-in lunches, not a formal company event but a social event held by the department. The first time I went, I asked for help figuring out what I could eat. It was not a very warm reception. The basic answer is, well we can't really ask everyone what they made. . So the next time a couple of days before the lunch I asked if people could label their dishes, so people would know what they were having. I didn't ask people to put their names on it but things like just indicate what the food was. Yeah, not well received. Month three, I brown bagged it and brought a dish to share.
I got many many questions about why I didn't eat from the buffet. I just said dietary restrictions, you know something none commital. It got more and more awkward, I finally said well I am of Jewish heritage and I am following the dietary rule of "You may eat any animal that has a split hoof completely divided and that chews the cud” from Leviticus. It got more awkward from there.
I learned and internalized "welcomed" is not accepted or included. People still made inappropriatte remarks for years.
I cannot imagine the effort it takes for women and minorities to deal with these things in the world. I applaud the effort of acknowledging a group and raising awareness, but we all have more to do.
As I said, I am speaking from a position of white male priviledge, I know it. I have very little to complain about in the grand scheme of things. However it still made me feel like (--is this R rated or PG-13 --). Just extrapolating from my years of discomfort I have a lot of empathy and respect for others who have to deal with much worse.