Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki loves SDGs

2019-09-17 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi,
To be honest, there are great reasons not to having meetings in the United
States for similar reasons. The notion of conversion of homosexuality is
alive and well, even though people who care to look at the science know
that it does not work. The murder rate among LGBTI people is sky high. The
country is highly discriminatory, not only because of race. The USA is a
country at war, the numbers show why; more USA civilians die because of gun
violence than do USA military personnel. The ease whereby the murder on
women is explained away with arguments like "she was at the wrong time at
the wrong place" and "boys will be boys".

The point, when you advocate against countries, there is hardly anywhere
where your arguments don't hold. The objective is to educate and where we
stay away our message will not be heard. The Dutch "Zwarte Piet" will no
longer be black because of the foreign imposition of what is the
discriminatory practice "blackface" in the USA. But I digress. We should
engage all over the world particularly when the SDG are topical because
what global effect will it have when we ostracise countries like Tunesia or
the USA?

On Tue, 17 Sep 2019 at 23:33, Fæ  wrote:

> It astonishing that the WMF and affiliates are supporting a conference
> in Tunis. The country is not safe for LGBT+ people, including
> tourists, despite what promotional holiday and travel websites imply.
>
> I urge anyone who is LGBT+ and booked to go to this conference,
> including WMF employees, please reconsider and cancel your attendance.
> You will be putting yourself at unnecessary risk.
>
> It speaks volumes that on the one hand the WMF wishes to fund travel
> and accommodation for a diversity working group, but then chooses to
> hold the meetings in a country where this year there are cases of the
> courts officially forcing anal examinations on suspected homosexuals
> to "prove" they are homosexuals, deny the existence of trans people,
> and where there has been a case of a foreign tourist going to prison
> for their homosexuality.
>
> Thanks,
> Fae
> --
> fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae
> WM-LGBT+ https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_LGBT+
>
> On Tue, 17 Sep 2019 at 20:26, Ad Huikeshoven  wrote:
> >
> > tl;dr Wikipedia can engage millions, billions of people to achieve the
> > Sustainable Development Goals by 2030
> >
> > Wikimedians and Wikipedians around the world have been involved with
> > Wikimedia 2030 since 2015. The strategic direction is to build the
> > essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge. Back in
> 2015 a
> > total of 193 members of the United Nations agreed to the 17 Sustainable
> > Developments Goals to be reached by the year 2030. Last August many of
> you
> > were in Stockholm, Sweden for Wikimania. The theme this year was
> “Stronger
> > Together: Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development
> > Goals”.[1]
> >
> > Michael Edson, founder and director of UN Live, the Museum of the UN in
> > Kopenhagen, Denmark held a keynote and asked Wikipedia for help. The UN
> > isn’t able to reach millions, billions of people on its own to have them
> > work on achieving the SDGs.[2] Wikipedia reaches half a billion people
> each
> > month. Millions of people have contributed to Wikipedia.
> >
> > Of course Wikipedia can spread the knowledge about the SDGs and how to
> > solve them in each country, and in each language. We can make a very good
> > case for an “open access knowledge sharing project related to the
> > Sustainable Development Goals that uses Wikipedia as a tool”. A lot of
> > knowledge will have to be gathered locally about local solutions to local
> > problems. We as a free knowledge movement have done so succesfully in the
> > past. We can do succesfully now.
> >
> > The one big reason to step upto the challenge is in the vision of the
> > movement: “Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely
> > share in the sum of all knowledge.” Imagine every single human having
> > access to how to solve each of the Sustainable Development Goals in their
> > locality, in their language.[3]
> >
> > Another reason is part of our mission: to empower and engage people
> around
> > the world to collect and develop educational content.[4] Might people
> > involved with the movement be able to educate people why and how to solve
> > global goals locally?
> >
> > Knowledge about SDGs is just a small subset of all knowledge. It would
> be a
> > big step for mankind to have exactly that knowledge available well before
> > the year 2030.[5] It won’t impede anyone to collect and share knowledge
> > outside that subset, however.
> >
> > To make it happen imagine having a small office with a handful dedicated
> > people in each country. People with the capacity to build partnerships
> with
> > NGO’s, universities, research institutions, government agencies, groups
> of
> > citizens who are already involved with the SDGs.[6] People with the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiki loves SDGs

2019-09-17 Thread
It astonishing that the WMF and affiliates are supporting a conference
in Tunis. The country is not safe for LGBT+ people, including
tourists, despite what promotional holiday and travel websites imply.

I urge anyone who is LGBT+ and booked to go to this conference,
including WMF employees, please reconsider and cancel your attendance.
You will be putting yourself at unnecessary risk.

It speaks volumes that on the one hand the WMF wishes to fund travel
and accommodation for a diversity working group, but then chooses to
hold the meetings in a country where this year there are cases of the
courts officially forcing anal examinations on suspected homosexuals
to "prove" they are homosexuals, deny the existence of trans people,
and where there has been a case of a foreign tourist going to prison
for their homosexuality.

Thanks,
Fae
-- 
fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae
WM-LGBT+ https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_LGBT+

On Tue, 17 Sep 2019 at 20:26, Ad Huikeshoven  wrote:
>
> tl;dr Wikipedia can engage millions, billions of people to achieve the
> Sustainable Development Goals by 2030
>
> Wikimedians and Wikipedians around the world have been involved with
> Wikimedia 2030 since 2015. The strategic direction is to build the
> essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge. Back in 2015 a
> total of 193 members of the United Nations agreed to the 17 Sustainable
> Developments Goals to be reached by the year 2030. Last August many of you
> were in Stockholm, Sweden for Wikimania. The theme this year was “Stronger
> Together: Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development
> Goals”.[1]
>
> Michael Edson, founder and director of UN Live, the Museum of the UN in
> Kopenhagen, Denmark held a keynote and asked Wikipedia for help. The UN
> isn’t able to reach millions, billions of people on its own to have them
> work on achieving the SDGs.[2] Wikipedia reaches half a billion people each
> month. Millions of people have contributed to Wikipedia.
>
> Of course Wikipedia can spread the knowledge about the SDGs and how to
> solve them in each country, and in each language. We can make a very good
> case for an “open access knowledge sharing project related to the
> Sustainable Development Goals that uses Wikipedia as a tool”. A lot of
> knowledge will have to be gathered locally about local solutions to local
> problems. We as a free knowledge movement have done so succesfully in the
> past. We can do succesfully now.
>
> The one big reason to step upto the challenge is in the vision of the
> movement: “Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely
> share in the sum of all knowledge.” Imagine every single human having
> access to how to solve each of the Sustainable Development Goals in their
> locality, in their language.[3]
>
> Another reason is part of our mission: to empower and engage people around
> the world to collect and develop educational content.[4] Might people
> involved with the movement be able to educate people why and how to solve
> global goals locally?
>
> Knowledge about SDGs is just a small subset of all knowledge. It would be a
> big step for mankind to have exactly that knowledge available well before
> the year 2030.[5] It won’t impede anyone to collect and share knowledge
> outside that subset, however.
>
> To make it happen imagine having a small office with a handful dedicated
> people in each country. People with the capacity to build partnerships with
> NGO’s, universities, research institutions, government agencies, groups of
> citizens who are already involved with the SDGs.[6] People with the
> capacity to organize SDG themed writing contests and SDG themed
> edit-a-thons with participants from interested parties.[7]
>
> As written above, it has been agreed to build the essential infrastructure
> of the ecosystem of free knowledge. Why would it be worthwhile to invest 50
> million dollar a year to build such an infrastructure?[8] With those tiny
> offices in each country we it can exactly be done what Michael Edson begged
> us to do: get millions (or billions) of people working together on global
> goals and share the knowledge they gathered. To connect people everywhere
> and catalyze global effort toward accomplishing the Sustainable Development
> Goals.
>
> The Wikimedia movement has the capacity to raise the necessary funds
> through banners on Wikipedia on top of what is now already collected, and
> alreadt spent each year.[9] After a long period - over four years - of
> mainly inward looking activities of board and working groups, the time has
> come to look outwards. The works of our movement have influence globally
> and can have global impact. Not impact measured as number of articles, or
> number of editors retained, but impact on the real social life of seven
> billion people, by sharing knowledge how to end poverty, how to end hunger
> and so on.[11]
>
> Imagine a world where there is no poverty and 

[Wikimedia-l] Wiki loves SDGs

2019-09-17 Thread Ad Huikeshoven
tl;dr Wikipedia can engage millions, billions of people to achieve the
Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

Wikimedians and Wikipedians around the world have been involved with
Wikimedia 2030 since 2015. The strategic direction is to build the
essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge. Back in 2015 a
total of 193 members of the United Nations agreed to the 17 Sustainable
Developments Goals to be reached by the year 2030. Last August many of you
were in Stockholm, Sweden for Wikimania. The theme this year was “Stronger
Together: Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development
Goals”.[1]

Michael Edson, founder and director of UN Live, the Museum of the UN in
Kopenhagen, Denmark held a keynote and asked Wikipedia for help. The UN
isn’t able to reach millions, billions of people on its own to have them
work on achieving the SDGs.[2] Wikipedia reaches half a billion people each
month. Millions of people have contributed to Wikipedia.

Of course Wikipedia can spread the knowledge about the SDGs and how to
solve them in each country, and in each language. We can make a very good
case for an “open access knowledge sharing project related to the
Sustainable Development Goals that uses Wikipedia as a tool”. A lot of
knowledge will have to be gathered locally about local solutions to local
problems. We as a free knowledge movement have done so succesfully in the
past. We can do succesfully now.

The one big reason to step upto the challenge is in the vision of the
movement: “Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely
share in the sum of all knowledge.” Imagine every single human having
access to how to solve each of the Sustainable Development Goals in their
locality, in their language.[3]

Another reason is part of our mission: to empower and engage people around
the world to collect and develop educational content.[4] Might people
involved with the movement be able to educate people why and how to solve
global goals locally?

Knowledge about SDGs is just a small subset of all knowledge. It would be a
big step for mankind to have exactly that knowledge available well before
the year 2030.[5] It won’t impede anyone to collect and share knowledge
outside that subset, however.

To make it happen imagine having a small office with a handful dedicated
people in each country. People with the capacity to build partnerships with
NGO’s, universities, research institutions, government agencies, groups of
citizens who are already involved with the SDGs.[6] People with the
capacity to organize SDG themed writing contests and SDG themed
edit-a-thons with participants from interested parties.[7]

As written above, it has been agreed to build the essential infrastructure
of the ecosystem of free knowledge. Why would it be worthwhile to invest 50
million dollar a year to build such an infrastructure?[8] With those tiny
offices in each country we it can exactly be done what Michael Edson begged
us to do: get millions (or billions) of people working together on global
goals and share the knowledge they gathered. To connect people everywhere
and catalyze global effort toward accomplishing the Sustainable Development
Goals.

The Wikimedia movement has the capacity to raise the necessary funds
through banners on Wikipedia on top of what is now already collected, and
alreadt spent each year.[9] After a long period - over four years - of
mainly inward looking activities of board and working groups, the time has
come to look outwards. The works of our movement have influence globally
and can have global impact. Not impact measured as number of articles, or
number of editors retained, but impact on the real social life of seven
billion people, by sharing knowledge how to end poverty, how to end hunger
and so on.[11]

Imagine a world where there is no poverty and zero hunger; with good health
and well-being, quality education and full gender equality everywhere.
There is clean water and sanitation for everyone. Affordable and clean
energy has helped to create decent work and economic growth. Prosperity is
fueled by investments in industry, innovation and infrastructure, which
helped to reduce inequalities. Living in sustainable cities and
communities, and responsible consumption and production are healing our
world. Climate action has capped the warming of the planet, and life below
water is flourishing, and there is abundant diverse life on land. There is
peace and justice through strong institutions, and long term partnerships
for the goals have been built.[12]

In the coming weeks I continue to have talks with people to get an “open
access knowledge sharing project related to the Sustainable Development
Goals that uses Wikipedia as a tool” or Wiki loves SDGs project started and
launched. People willing to get involved, please contact me through private
message.

Next week will start a strategy sprint in Tunis, with members of working
groups present, the board of the WMF, chiefs of the WMF 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] "The Foundation does not care so much of the French-speaking contributors"

2019-09-17 Thread Natacha Rault via Wikimedia-l
Merci Delphine! Et moi je travaillais donc je n’ai pas pu faire les 
pre-learning days.
Est-ce que ta présentation est en ligne? 
Bien à toi, 
Natacha 

> Le 17 sept. 2019 à 15:14, Delphine Ménard  a écrit :
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I participated in the pre-conference in Brussels this year, to which I was
> invited to give a workshop about grants. I decided not to stay the whole 4
> days because of personal commitments too.
> 
> Mais si tu as des questions sur les grants, je suis là :)
> 
> Best,
> 
> Delphine
> 
> On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 7:04 AM Natacha Rault via Wikimedia-l <
> wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org> wrote:
> 
>> Thank you Katherine,
>> We will be happy to see you in Tunis!
>> Along with other reps of the WMF I hope, with the possibility of booking
>> appointments with :
>> - T
>> - outreach
>> - grant rep
>> - tech rep
>> Kind regards,
>> 
>> Nattes à chat
>> 
>>> Le 16 sept. 2019 à 23:54, Katherine Maher  a
>> écrit :
>>> 
>>> Hi all,
>>> 
>>> Just a quick note that I was invited to Wikiconvention on Friday 9 August
>>> by Wikimedia France. On Monday 12 August (delayed by travel to
>> Wikimania!)
>>> I sent a note expressing my regrets, as I had a family wedding to attend
>>> during that same weekend as the Convention. I also asked at the same time
>>> to be notified as soon as the 2020 Tunis dates were confirmed, so that I
>> or
>>> other members of the Foundation's leadership team are able to plan to
>>> attend (and I have already put those dates in my calendar).
>>> 
>>> Unfortunately, as all volunteers know, sometimes personal/family
>>> commitments do preclude travel. I similarly cannot attend the CEE
>>> Conference due to a personal commitment this year. Sometimes there are
>> also
>>> scheduling conflicts: This year the German-speaking WikiCon gathering is
>>> the same weekend as WikiArabia, and WikiCon North America is the same
>>> weekend as WikiIndaba. This means there's always going to be a sense of
>>> missing something important!
>>> 
>>> I would also agree with what Leila shared. I was very appreciative to be
>>> invited to Wikiconvention, WikiArabia, and WikiIndaba this year. But I
>> want
>>> to respect that not every community feels that it is the place of the
>>> Foundation's ED to participate or speak at their events, and that's
>> totally
>>> fine. I don't think people always need to hear from me, but I am always
>>> very happy to support any event in which I am invited!
>>> 
>>> Katherine
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 2:25 PM Natacha Rault via Wikimedia-l <
>>> wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org> wrote:
>>> 
 Thanks for sharing this Leila! This is of course a useful angle.
 Nattes
 
> Le 16 sept. 2019 à 21:51, Leila Zia  a écrit :
> 
> Hi,
> 
> A different angle for looking at the question of WMF staff attending
> community events which may help this conversation:
> 
> As a staff member (and acknowledging that my position is none of the
> ones Thierry called out in their first email on this thread), with the
> exception of a few community events, I very much hesitate to attend a
> local community-run event unless the specific community, or at least
> one person from that community, has specifically invited me or told me
> I should consider attending. There is definitely some feeling of
> fear/self-consciousness on my end about entering in a place where I
> may not be welcome, where I impose my presence to others, or entering
> conversations where my expertise may not be valued/considered because
> I'm carrying a history which may or may not even be really mine.
> 
> I'm sharing my feelings and the way I think about whether to attend a
> local event or not here not to ask for empathy in my specific case
> (which is btw, always welcomed:) but to say that there may be other
> staff members like me, especially those who have joined WMF more
> recently, who may be in the same boat. My recommendation would be for
> the local communities to signal to the specific people which they want
> in their meetings that they're welcome to attend. At least this way
> you will know the person has felt invited/welcomed and will have a
> higher chance to decide to attend.
> 
> To be clear: I'm not saying WMF not attending this specific event
> would have been addressed by the above. I don't know. I'm just
> explaining one of the reasons this may have happened, and providing a
> suggestion to address this specific reason.
> 
> Best,
> Leila
> --
> Leila Zia
> Principal Research Scientist, Head of Research
> Wikimedia Foundation
> 
> On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 4:20 AM Philip Kopetzky
>  wrote:
>> 
>> Gereon, you clearly forget the whole Mediaviewer saga and attendance
>> of
 WMF
>> staff at the following WikiCon in Cologne ;-) But that was a long time
 ago
>> :-)
>> 
>>> On Mon, 16 Sep 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Talking about Wikimedia in Education - Webinar series

2019-09-17 Thread Sailesh Patnaik
Hi again,

Thanks to all the participants who were able to join the webinar today, due
to technical difficulties we couldn't record the session. Here are the
slides from today's session[1] , and we would love to hear your feedback
about the webinar[2]. We have one more webinar scheduled on 26th at 18:00
UTC. Hope to see you then[3].

[1]
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:How_to_talk_about_Wikimedia_in_Education_webinar.pdf
[2]
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOqaVFk6856qnCouCqFU7RksS5z_qm_Kx0rW07UNLogRd11A/viewform
[3]
https://discuss-space.wmflabs.org/t/how-to-talk-about-wikimedia-in-education-webinar-2/1279

Best!
Sailesh

On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 5:15 PM Sailesh Patnaik 
wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> Reminder, we are starting this webinar in 45 minutes. You can join the
> call by clicking on this Zoom link: https://wikimedia.zoom.us/j/571365639
>
> Best!
> Sailesh
>
> On Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 3:47 PM Sailesh Patnaik 
> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> There is a small correction. Webinar 2 is on 26th September not 28th.
>> Looking forward to seeing you all.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Sailesh.
>>
>> On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 10:22 PM Sailesh Patnaik 
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Dear Wikimedians and Education leaders,
>>>
>>> My name is Sailesh Patnaik, I work as a Communications and Wikimedia
>>> Outreach contractor with the Education team at Wikimedia Foundation. The
>>> Education Team wants to support the Wikimedia community to successfully
>>> communicate about the amazing things happening with Wikimedia in education.
>>>
>>> We’re hosting a series of webinars on “How to talk about Wikimedia in
>>> education” These 1 hour sessions will give you the tools to speak to anyone
>>> about the impact of using the Wikimedia projects in education. You will
>>> also learn about some high impact projects that have already happened, or
>>> are happening right now! We’ll be recording the event, so if you can’t make
>>> it, you can watch it later! We encourage you to come to meet others and ask
>>> questions.
>>>
>>> Please join us! Dates and times below:
>>>
>>>1.
>>>
>>>Webinar 1 : 17th September, 12:30 PM UTC [1]
>>>2.
>>>
>>>Webinar 2:  28th September, 18:00 PM UTC [2]
>>>
>>>
>>> If you can’t join for the Webinar, you can still keep up to date through
>>> these communication channels. You can also join the Wikipedia & Education
>>> UG[3] to get more involved.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>1.
>>>
>>>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WikimediaEducationTeam/
>>>2.
>>>
>>>Twitter: https://twitter.com/WikimediaEdu
>>>3.
>>>
>>>Newsletter: https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/News
>>>4.
>>>
>>>Education Mailing list:
>>>https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/education
>>>
>>> If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to me.
>>>
>>> [1]
>>> https://discuss-space.wmflabs.org/t/how-to-talk-about-wikimedia-in-education-webinar-1/1278
>>> [2]
>>> https://discuss-space.wmflabs.org/t/how-to-talk-about-wikimedia-in-education-webinar-2/1279
>>> [3]https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_%26_Education_User_Group
>>>
>>> Dhanyabaad!
>>> --
>>> *Sailesh Patnaik*
>>> Communications and Wikimedia Outreach Contractor
>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> *Sailesh Patnaik*
>> Communications and Wikimedia Outreach Contractor
>>
>>
>
> --
> *Sailesh Patnaik*
> Communications and Wikimedia Outreach Contractor
>
>

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Communications and Wikimedia Outreach Contractor
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] "The Foundation does not care so much of the French-speaking contributors"

2019-09-17 Thread Delphine Ménard
Hello,

I participated in the pre-conference in Brussels this year, to which I was
invited to give a workshop about grants. I decided not to stay the whole 4
days because of personal commitments too.

Mais si tu as des questions sur les grants, je suis là :)

Best,

Delphine

On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 7:04 AM Natacha Rault via Wikimedia-l <
wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Thank you Katherine,
> We will be happy to see you in Tunis!
> Along with other reps of the WMF I hope, with the possibility of booking
> appointments with :
> - T
> - outreach
> - grant rep
> - tech rep
> Kind regards,
>
> Nattes à chat
>
> > Le 16 sept. 2019 à 23:54, Katherine Maher  a
> écrit :
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Just a quick note that I was invited to Wikiconvention on Friday 9 August
> > by Wikimedia France. On Monday 12 August (delayed by travel to
> Wikimania!)
> > I sent a note expressing my regrets, as I had a family wedding to attend
> > during that same weekend as the Convention. I also asked at the same time
> > to be notified as soon as the 2020 Tunis dates were confirmed, so that I
> or
> > other members of the Foundation's leadership team are able to plan to
> > attend (and I have already put those dates in my calendar).
> >
> > Unfortunately, as all volunteers know, sometimes personal/family
> > commitments do preclude travel. I similarly cannot attend the CEE
> > Conference due to a personal commitment this year. Sometimes there are
> also
> > scheduling conflicts: This year the German-speaking WikiCon gathering is
> > the same weekend as WikiArabia, and WikiCon North America is the same
> > weekend as WikiIndaba. This means there's always going to be a sense of
> > missing something important!
> >
> > I would also agree with what Leila shared. I was very appreciative to be
> > invited to Wikiconvention, WikiArabia, and WikiIndaba this year. But I
> want
> > to respect that not every community feels that it is the place of the
> > Foundation's ED to participate or speak at their events, and that's
> totally
> > fine. I don't think people always need to hear from me, but I am always
> > very happy to support any event in which I am invited!
> >
> > Katherine
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 2:25 PM Natacha Rault via Wikimedia-l <
> > wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org> wrote:
> >
> >> Thanks for sharing this Leila! This is of course a useful angle.
> >> Nattes
> >>
> >>> Le 16 sept. 2019 à 21:51, Leila Zia  a écrit :
> >>>
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> A different angle for looking at the question of WMF staff attending
> >>> community events which may help this conversation:
> >>>
> >>> As a staff member (and acknowledging that my position is none of the
> >>> ones Thierry called out in their first email on this thread), with the
> >>> exception of a few community events, I very much hesitate to attend a
> >>> local community-run event unless the specific community, or at least
> >>> one person from that community, has specifically invited me or told me
> >>> I should consider attending. There is definitely some feeling of
> >>> fear/self-consciousness on my end about entering in a place where I
> >>> may not be welcome, where I impose my presence to others, or entering
> >>> conversations where my expertise may not be valued/considered because
> >>> I'm carrying a history which may or may not even be really mine.
> >>>
> >>> I'm sharing my feelings and the way I think about whether to attend a
> >>> local event or not here not to ask for empathy in my specific case
> >>> (which is btw, always welcomed:) but to say that there may be other
> >>> staff members like me, especially those who have joined WMF more
> >>> recently, who may be in the same boat. My recommendation would be for
> >>> the local communities to signal to the specific people which they want
> >>> in their meetings that they're welcome to attend. At least this way
> >>> you will know the person has felt invited/welcomed and will have a
> >>> higher chance to decide to attend.
> >>>
> >>> To be clear: I'm not saying WMF not attending this specific event
> >>> would have been addressed by the above. I don't know. I'm just
> >>> explaining one of the reasons this may have happened, and providing a
> >>> suggestion to address this specific reason.
> >>>
> >>> Best,
> >>> Leila
> >>> --
> >>> Leila Zia
> >>> Principal Research Scientist, Head of Research
> >>> Wikimedia Foundation
> >>>
> >>> On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 4:20 AM Philip Kopetzky
> >>>  wrote:
> 
>  Gereon, you clearly forget the whole Mediaviewer saga and attendance
> of
> >> WMF
>  staff at the following WikiCon in Cologne ;-) But that was a long time
> >> ago
>  :-)
> 
> > On Mon, 16 Sep 2019 at 01:53, Gereon Kalkuhl 
> >> wrote:
> >
> > Since 2010 we have the WikiCon for the German language communities
> with
> > more than 300 attendants. I don't remember that the WMF has sent
> anyone
> > to these conventions. And why should they? It's all in 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Talking about Wikimedia in Education - Webinar series

2019-09-17 Thread Sailesh Patnaik
Hi everyone,

Reminder, we are starting this webinar in 45 minutes. You can join the call
by clicking on this Zoom link: https://wikimedia.zoom.us/j/571365639

Best!
Sailesh

On Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 3:47 PM Sailesh Patnaik 
wrote:

> Hi,
>
> There is a small correction. Webinar 2 is on 26th September not 28th.
> Looking forward to seeing you all.
>
> Thanks
> Sailesh.
>
> On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 10:22 PM Sailesh Patnaik 
> wrote:
>
>> Dear Wikimedians and Education leaders,
>>
>> My name is Sailesh Patnaik, I work as a Communications and Wikimedia
>> Outreach contractor with the Education team at Wikimedia Foundation. The
>> Education Team wants to support the Wikimedia community to successfully
>> communicate about the amazing things happening with Wikimedia in education.
>>
>> We’re hosting a series of webinars on “How to talk about Wikimedia in
>> education” These 1 hour sessions will give you the tools to speak to anyone
>> about the impact of using the Wikimedia projects in education. You will
>> also learn about some high impact projects that have already happened, or
>> are happening right now! We’ll be recording the event, so if you can’t make
>> it, you can watch it later! We encourage you to come to meet others and ask
>> questions.
>>
>> Please join us! Dates and times below:
>>
>>1.
>>
>>Webinar 1 : 17th September, 12:30 PM UTC [1]
>>2.
>>
>>Webinar 2:  28th September, 18:00 PM UTC [2]
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] "The Foundation does not care so much of the French-speaking contributors"

2019-09-17 Thread Natacha Rault via Wikimedia-l
I love the idea of “This
Month in Diversity” although I dont like the word “diversity” 
Nattez 
> Le 17 sept. 2019 à 10:29, Jane Darnell  a écrit :
> 
> This
> Month in Diversity


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] "The Foundation does not care so much of the French-speaking contributors"

2019-09-17 Thread Jane Darnell
Thanks for your clarification! Yes of course it is difficult to keep up
with changing WMF rules regarding funding (or reporting). I know in the
past we have run into problems trying to stay aware of all the ins-and-outs
of these things in the Netherlands chapter and for chapters with
sub-sections distributed far apart it must be very hard to do. Your
question seems to be why these WMF funding/reporting changes are made, and
though I don't know the details I assume from past experience that this is
all done to simplify the work done by the WMF in such a way that they can
better support the chapter work by simplifying and streamlining their
workflow. It's nice to read that the most common grant requests are still
flexible and can be requested each month: editathons, photo walks, etc.

It's a good idea to have an Outreach person appointed at the WMF for
diversity and I think we have all been happy with the work done by Alex
Stinson for GLAM. I don't think we have ever had a person for the
Gendergap, but there is a diversity project out on Meta now with a very
long title for this (sorry, can't remember it and I am not a Meta person)
and this is probably where a WMF appointment should be. I am not up to date
with the whole Meta-Outreach discussion and as far as I can tell Outreach
is nowadays mostly just for "This Month in GLAM". Maybe we need a "This
Month in Diversity" or something like that, with input from all workgroups!

On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 7:02 AM Natacha Rault via Wikimedia-l <
wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hi Jane,
> Thank you for your answer, but I think I did not make my point clear
> enough given the answer you made.
> On the francophone wiki there is not “local WIR”. There are a few sister
> projects like les sans pages of which I am the founder (so people might
> turn to me  for questions) or ateliers femmes et féminismes, Wikimatrimoine
> ect. I think we view WIR as a sister project, not as an umbrella. We would
> like equal access to ressources, finance and management, which is why it is
> important for us to have WMF reps at our regional events. Local chapters
> are great, but it’s not the same. I have tried to go to as many
> international events as possible, because this is where you learn about the
> politics and new tools and financing possibilities. I could not go most of
> the time because our project was very successful. and nearly every two week
> two there are events and because I have a family too, and limited finances.
> So yes, having a person representing outreach would have been great. I
> think we need T and Outreach to be there, with the possibility of booking
> appointments.
>
> I was writing about rapid grants not questions about wikipedia, saying
> that local reps are worried about the way rapid grants have been designed
> with timing to apply according to themes.
> See https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid/Learn
> What was great about rapid grants was:
> -flexibility : you could ask for funding anytime and receive it within 3
> weeks (now you have to apply between the 1rst and 15th of each month and
> decision is made one month after)
> - for certain themes you can only apply at certain time in the year making
> it very rigid. No doubt volunteers will miss lots of opportunities because
> of this.
> IMO the major asset of the rapid grants, flexibiiity and speed to adapt to
> volunteers fluctuating engagement is now gone. Why?
>
> I copy and paste below the new rules. I was wondering why this new ruling
> is in place as it seems to some volunteers very complicated and rigid as
> opposed to the last system.
> I was wondering if the advice of volunteers was taken into account.
>
> You must submit your application between the 1st and 15th of each month.
> Please plan to make your applications accordingly, so you will have a
> decision about your grant within the timeframe you need to plan your event.
> Decisions will be made by the 15th of the following month.
> In the months specified below, we will prioritize support to contests and
> campaigns. These months will be solely dedicated to different contests
> throughout the year:
> August: only receiving proposals for Wiki Loves Monuments
> September: only receiving proposals for Awareness Grants(campaign)
> December: only receiving proposals for Wiki Loves Africa
> January: only receiving proposals for Art + Feminism (campaign)
> March: only receiving proposals for Wiki Loves Earth
> Outside the months specified above, proposals are welcomed in all other
> categories: edit-a-thons, contests, photowalks, general promotion
> campaigns, and video campaigns. We will also consider proposals outside of
> these categories, such as software development.
> I hope I have clarified a little what I meant, which is basically that WMF
> is so useful that until regional hubs are set up if they are, we need them
> more present at our events.
>
> Kind regards,
> Natacha
>
> > Le 16 sept. 2019 à 08:45, Jane Darnell