[Wikimedia-l] New collaboration with the World Health Organization

2020-10-22 Thread Jorge Vargas
Hi everyone,

Following up on my earlier thread about this, we are excited to announce a
new collaboration between the Wikimedia Foundation and the World Health
Organization (WHO). The collaboration will initially focus on releasing WHO
content such as public-health related infographics, videos, and other
COVID-19 resources under a free license (CC BY SA 3.0) to be shared on
Wikimedia Commons. We are hopeful that these resources will be useful for
volunteers writing about COVID-19 across language wikis and further expand
access to knowledge about the pandemic to people around the world.

You  can read more about the collaboration announcement in the press
release we published earlier today [1], and see the first batch of content
uploads from WHO on Wikimedia Commons [2]. If you want to help share the
collaboration news on social media, please retweet the Foundation’s account
[3] or share your own post using this toolkit [4].

I want to give a major thank you and shout out to the volunteers (including
Doc James, Dr. Netha Hussain, John Cummings, and many others) who have been
moving these conversations with WHO forward for years, as well as to the
many Wikimedians providing accurate and relevant coverage of COVID-19 on
the projects that this collaboration hopes to support. We are so excited to
finally reach this milestone with WHO.

In the coming months, Alex Stinson, from our Community Programs team, will
be working with volunteers to continue sharing details of the WHO content
available on Commons and collaborating with volunteers to understand how
WHO resources might help address information needs and gaps about COVID-19
on the projects. We need your help identifying the most useful content.
Please join us on the project page on Commons to request WHO materials, and
ask questions or give feedback on the project [5].

We are excited to celebrate this important achievement in making more
knowledge about COVID-19 freely available to everyone in such a critical
time in the world. Thank you to all who made this possible!

Feel free to reach out on this thread or to Alex and I directly in case you
have further questions about this collaboration.

Jorge Vargas
Sr. Manager, Regional Partnerships

[1]
https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2020/10/22/world-health-organization-and-wikimedia-foundation-expand-access/

[2]
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:World_Health_Organization_COVID-19_Disinformation_Infographics

[3] https://twitter.com/Wikimedia/status/1319263874303037442

[4]
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SCc0uXewzL5CUD2JPQYSYIDs3B63KxdLjprSBsn4kvA/edit?usp=sharing

[5] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:World_Health_Organization

On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 11:41 AM Zana Strkovska <777.z...@gmail.com> wrote:

> The same video translated on Macedonian language is on national television
> in my country several days already.
> Regards,
> Zana
>
> On Thu, 12 Mar 2020, 19:30 James Heilman,  wrote:
>
> > I have been asking WHO to release COVID19 content (specially videos)
> under
> > open licenses since since Feb 2020.
> >
> > I have spoke with Aleksandra Kuzmanovic who has been involved in their
> > collaboration with Facebook and Twitter etc.
> >
> > They say maybe. But despite a bunch of follow up emails have not seemed
> too
> > keen. It is really a lost opportunity for both of us :-(
> >
> > James
> >
> > On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 9:47 AM Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l <
> > wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org> wrote:
> >
> > >  Some of us sent an email when it was (only apparently) less serious
> but
> > > we got no reply, as far as I know. It was sent by the UG of Washington
> DC
> > > and I contacted WMCH doing that, because they might reach their central
> > > office quickly in Geneva if necessary.
> > > Changing some licenses was one of the things I hoped to discuss, but in
> > > general we knew it was already serious and we were trying to gain some
> > time.
> > >
> > > In the end, WHO changed their attitude only after the last week-end,
> > > probably because people started finally to be worried in the USA, but
> the
> > > pandemia should have been declared weeks ago or at least last week,
> IMHO,
> > > when also the data of another "not small" country, that is Spain,
> started
> > > to be quite out of control (if Italy was already not enough after
> China,
> > > Iran and South Korea).
> > >
> > > They seem to have taken more slowly than necessary. Let's hope they
> > > finally reach out.
> > >
> > > Regards.
> > > Alessandro
> > >
> > > Il giovedì 12 marzo 2020, 16:29:34 CET, Andy Mabbett <
> > > a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk&

Re: [Wikimedia-l] World Health Organization licences & COVID-19

2020-03-12 Thread Jorge Vargas
Hi all,

Jorge Vargas, WMF's Sr. Manager for Regional Partnerships here. Wanted to
quickly chime in to mention that as several folks on this list know, WMF
has been more proactive in the past year or so to build bridges with UN
agencies to see how they can better support our movement and have a more
coordinated/holistic approach, in addition, and in collaboration with all
the amazing local and regional efforts already taking place and being led
by affiliates worldwide.

One immediate result (and thanks to work supported by John Cummings and
Wikimedia Argentina) we have been working closely with UN Human Rights [1]
to support ongoing and future efforts to distribute and create content
related to human rights (#WikiForHumanRights, with more info on this post
[2] and meta [3]), and now their support to gender-related initiatives like
the WIkiGapChallenge [4]). All of this to say that part of that agreement
was starting to navigate how to get more UN-copyrighted content on a free
license (starting with content from UN Human Rights, but broadening the
scope to other agencies).

Part of this work has been understanding the complexity to navigate
decision-making within the UN system for things like copyright ownership
and licensing of content. From our understanding so far, even if a UN
agency (like UN Human Rights or UNICEF) wants to free up content, a
decision needs to happen from the UN Publications Office in NY (an
exception to this are decentralized agencies, like UNESCO, who can make
that call themselves). We have been lobbying with UN Publications Office to
better understand where they stand, but as mentioned, when they do use a
free license, they include an NC clause by default.

I want to take this opportunity to rally ongoing efforts, approaches, etc
being done by folks reading this. Ping me here or off-thread if you'd like
to share more of what you've done so far (I'll follow up with you James!
Thanks for already taking the lead in contacting WHO before). Ideally,
mapping what stakeholders are on the table right now and what past
conversations have happened will help us make progress in getting traction
as we and the movement at large continue the conversation.

Feel free to reach out anytime if you have any comments or questions.

Thanks!
Jorge

[1]
https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2019/08/16/wikimedia-and-un-human-rights-partner-to-expand-wikipedias-knowledge/
[2]
https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2019/12/10/wikimedia-foundation-and-un-human-rights-launch-wikiforhumanrights-campaign/
[3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiForHumanRights
[4] https://standup4humanrights.org/en/2020/highlights_04.html

On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 11:44 AM Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l <
wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org> wrote:

>  Well, we did our share. For both medical and social aspects, we were
> there.
>
> I was hoping at least to get some guidelines for our affiliates' social
> media...
>
> Alessandro
> Il giovedì 12 marzo 2020, 19:35:56 CET, Damon Sicore 
> ha scritto:
>
>  Not to mention a lost opportunity for the world.
> On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 1:30 PM James Heilman  wrote:
>
> I have been asking WHO to release COVID19 content (specially videos) under
> open licenses since since Feb 2020.
>
> I have spoke with Aleksandra Kuzmanovic who has been involved in their
> collaboration with Facebook and Twitter etc.
>
> They say maybe. But despite a bunch of follow up emails have not seemed too
> keen. It is really a lost opportunity for both of us :-(
>
> James
>
> On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 9:47 AM Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l <
> wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org> wrote:
>
> >  Some of us sent an email when it was (only apparently) less serious but
> > we got no reply, as far as I know. It was sent by the UG of Washington DC
> > and I contacted WMCH doing that, because they might reach their central
> > office quickly in Geneva if necessary.
> > Changing some licenses was one of the things I hoped to discuss, but in
> > general we knew it was already serious and we were trying to gain some
> time.
> >
> > In the end, WHO changed their attitude only after the last week-end,
> > probably because people started finally to be worried in the USA, but the
> > pandemia should have been declared weeks ago or at least last week, IMHO,
> > when also the data of another "not small" country, that is Spain, started
> > to be quite out of control (if Italy was already not enough after China,
> > Iran and South Korea).
> >
> > They seem to have taken more slowly than necessary. Let's hope they
> > finally reach out.
> >
> > Regards.
> > Alessandro
> >
> > Il giovedì 12 marzo 2020, 16:29:34 CET, Andy Mabbett <
> > a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk> ha scritto:
> >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Leadership change at Wikimedia Israel

2019-12-19 Thread Jorge Vargas
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing the extension of funding by the Basque Government

2019-09-18 Thread Jorge Vargas
¡Felicidades, Galder! Buenísimas noticias.

On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 9:19 AM Isaac Olatunde 
wrote:

> Good news and thanks for sharing. We'd like to replicate this in our
> country.
>
> Regards
>
> Isaac
>
> On Wed, Sep 18, 2019, 5:12 PM Florencia Claes  wrote:
>
> > Great news, Galder  And congrats for your fabulous work!
> >
> > El mié., 18 sept. 2019 a las 16:18, Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga (<
> > galder...@hotmail.com>) escribió:
> >
> > > Dear wikimedians,
> > > Three years have gone since we started with the Basque Wikimedians User
> > > Group Education Program, funded by the Basque Government. After two
> years
> > > and a half of great enhancing of Basque Wikipedia (more than 2.500
> > students
> > > adding more than 1.5 million words on fundamental topics) the Basque
> > > Government has announce us today the extension of the funding for four
> > more
> > > years.
> > >
> > > In this four years we will try to strengthen our Educaton Program but
> > also
> > > open to new areas in order to make our knowledge equity vision
> possible.
> > By
> > > 2024 we will have taken sure steps towards creating a free knowledge
> > > ecosystem centered at Wikimedia.
> > >
> > > Sincerely,
> > >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Introducing our newest chapter, Wikimedia Colombia

2019-07-31 Thread Jorge Vargas
¡¡Felicitaciones!! 

On Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 9:12 AM Anna Torres  wrote:

> Congrats!!! Felicidades queridos/as
>
> El mié., 31 de jul. de 2019 a la(s) 13:02, Kirill Lokshin (
> kirill.loks...@gmail.com) escribió:
>
> > Hi everyone!
> >
> > I'm very happy to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation Board of
> Trustees
> > has approved the recognition of Wikimedia Colombia [1] as a Wikimedia
> > chapter.
> >
> > Over the past five years, Wikimedia Colombia has successfully planned and
> > executed a significant portfolio of innovative and effective programs,
> > attracting new contributors, forming partnerships with local
> institutions,
> > promoting the Wikimedia movement throughout the Republic of Colombia, and
> > demonstrating a substantial record of programmatic impact.
> >
> > It is our hope that recognition as a Wikimedia chapter will empower the
> > Wikimedia Colombia community to continue fostering the Wikimedia movement
> > in Colombia and enable them to more effectively engage with government
> > entities and other partners.  We additionally hope that Wikimedia
> Colombia
> > will prove to be a source of inspiration and support for emerging
> Wikimedia
> > communities in the surrounding geographic areas, furthering affiliate
> > development across northern South America and Central America.
> >
> > I want to thank everyone who has been involved with setting up the new
> > chapter, and recognize their commitment and patience over the past two
> > years as we've worked through the chapter recognition process.  Please
> join
> > me in congratulating the entire Wikimedia Colombia team for their
> > accomplishment!
> >
> > Regards,
> > Kirill Lokshin
> > Chair, Affiliations Committee
> >
> > [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Colombia
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] New board of Wikimedia Venezuela

2018-12-10 Thread Jorge Vargas
¡Muchas felicitaciones, Oscar y equipo! Me alegra mucho leer cómo están
buscando empoderar a los venezolanos y venezolanas en el exterior con estas
reformas a los bylaws.

Un abrazo y a tus órdenes en lo que sea útil. :)

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 1:35 PM attolippip  wrote:

> Congratulations! And warm welcome to Marianny and Lourdes!
>
> Best regards,
> antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv
>
>
> пн, 10 груд. 2018 о 10:40 Oscar Costero  пише:
>
> > Dear Wikimedians,
> >
> > At our seventh general assembly on November 24, the members of Wikimedia
> > Venezuela elected its new board, whose members are the following:
> >
> > * Oscar Costero (re-elected)
> > * Ybsen Lucero (re-elected)
> > * Marianny Contreras
> > * Lourdes Herrera
> > * Samuel Cirilo
> >
> > Ybsen and Samuel have been in previous boards, while Marianny and Lourdes
> > are new to our board, please join me in welcoming them. I also would like
> > to thank Kevin Dels, Jin Kadaba and Tomas Guardia for their work as now
> > former board members.
> >
> > During our assembly we proposed a new set bylaws to tackle the current
> > outflow of volunteers and members that migrated the country in past
> years.
> > We decided to have a new volunteer role in communication with the board
> > that oversight our activities and engage with members, volunteers and
> > expats in wiki activities around the globe. Jin Kadaba (Perú) and
> Santiago
> > de Viana (Spain) were elected to this new post.
> >
> > I am delighted to be able to work with these people in favor of the
> mission
> > and vision of our movement.
> >
> > Kind regards,
> >
> > Oscar Costero
> > Presidente | Wikimedia Venezuela
> > J-40129321-2
> > http://wikimedia.org.ve
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome the new Board of Wikimedia Argentina!

2017-09-19 Thread Jorge Vargas
¡Mis más sinceras felicitaciones a todos y todas en WMAR!

Anna: tu trabajo es y ha sido excepcional. Gracias por tanto que haces por
Iberocoop y por nuestro movimiento.

Abrazos,
Jorge

On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 9:14 AM, Anna Stillwell <astillw...@wikimedia.org>
wrote:

> Congratulations to the entire board.
> /a
>
> On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 8:13 AM, Cristian Consonni <crist...@balist.es>
> wrote:
>
> > On 19/09/2017 16:27, Anna Torres wrote:
> > > Last Saturday, September 16, the General Assembly of Wikimedia
> Argentina
> > > took place. This was an election year and new authorities were chosen.
> > The
> > > new Board was define as follows:
> > >
> > >  * President: Ivana Lysholm
> > > * Vice-president: Galileo Vidoni
> > > * Secretary: Mariano Pérez
> > > * Deputy Secretary: Ivana Molena
> > > * Treasurer: Nicolás Giorgetti
> > > * Deputy Treasurer: Patricio Molina
> > > * Board members: Esteban Zárate, Andrea Kleiman, Jorge Abreu
> > > * Deputy Board members: Beatrice Murch, Leandro Kibisz
> >
> > ¡viva viva la presidenta!
> >
> > Congratulazioni!
> >
> > Cristian
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Affiliates] Recognition of the Wikimedians of Peru User Group

2017-04-26 Thread Jorge Vargas
¡Felicitaciones! Que buena noticia. :)

On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 9:16 PM, Biyanto Rebin <
biyanto.re...@wikimedia.or.id> wrote:

> Congratulations Peruvian Wikimedians :)
>
> Pada tanggal 27 Apr 2017 07.56, "Johnattan Rupire" <jarja...@riseup.net>
> menulis:
>
> > Its a very good news! let's keep doing activities, thank you all!
> > :)
> >
> > El 26/04/17 a las 12:46, Joseph Dess Mura escribió:
> >
> > Thanks for the especial and constantly support, Edgar, in order to
> forming
> > and helping the creation of this user group :)
> >
> > El abr 26, 2017 12:29 PM, "Edgar José Rosero Villacís" <
> > ejroser...@gmail.com> escribió:
> >
> >> We at Ecuador are happy that our neighbors finally got recognized. We're
> >> grateful that our efforts in helping their community to figure out ways
> to
> >> develop their user group have turned into this. Congratulations,
> >> Wikimedistas de Perú!
> >>
> >> 2017-04-26 6:30 GMT-05:00 Kangah Donatien KOFFI <
> donatien.ka...@gmail.com
> >> >:
> >>
> >>> A good news after de-recognition.
> >>>
> >>> Welcome,
> >>>
> >>> 2017-04-26 3:25 GMT+00:00 Kirill Lokshin <kirill.loks...@gmail.com>:
> >>>
> >>>> Hi everyone!
> >>>>
> >>>> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has
> >>>> recognized the Wikimedians of Peru User Group [1] as a Wikimedia User
> >>>> Group.  The group will work to promote the Wikimedia projects in Peru,
> >>>> and plans to support events, such as edit-a-thons, in the region.
> >>>>
> >>>> Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
> >>>>
> >>>> Regards,
> >>>> Kirill Lokshin
> >>>> Chair, Affiliations Committee
> >>>>
> >>>> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedistas_de_Perú
> >>>>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Annual report Wikimedia Argentina

2017-01-04 Thread Jorge Vargas
¡Felicitaciones Wikimedia AR! Espectacular manera de mostrar el increíble
trabajo que han hecho este 2016. :)

On Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 7:41 AM, Tanweer Morshed <wiki.tanw...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Dear Anna,
>
> I find the report magnificent in terms of presentation and aesthetics,
> though I can't read it due to being Spanish. Thanks for such a cool yearly
> report!
>
> All the best! :)
>
>
> Regards,
> Tanweer
> Wikimedia Bangladesh
>
> On Wednesday, January 4, 2017, Àlex Hinojo <alexhin...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi All. Anna, your report is great! Is there anyway we could copy or
> reuse
> > the template adapting to our own affiliations? I've seen is CCBYSA :P
> >
> >
> >
> > El dc., 4 de gen. 2017 a les 16:14, Anna Torres (<d...@wikimedia.org.ar>)
> va
> > escriure:
> >
> >> Dear all,
> >>
> >> On behalf of Wikimedia Argentina we hope the new year find you all well!
> >>
> >> Moreover and like every year, we have launched our annual activities
> >> report. Even though it is in Spanish, we hope you can enjoy it!
> >>
> >> Please find the report here <
> http://www.wikimedia.org.ar/memoriaanual2016/
> >> >.
> >>
> >> Hugs!
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Signing out with my official hat!

2016-11-14 Thread Jorge Vargas
ource community as I am joining
> > Mozilla’s Participation team as South Asia Community Catalyzer [4]. I am
> > super excited for it. And I will keep seeing you all amazing people on
> the
> > Wikimedia projects like before.
> >
> > Do feel free to get in touch with me in my talk page at User:Psubhashish,
> > or over email at psubhashish (at) gmail (dot) com, or at @subhapa on both
> > Twitter and Telegram.
> >
> > 0. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K
> > 1. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikipediansSpeak
> > 2. https://twitter.com/wearewikipedia
> > 3. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Project_Ol_chiki
> > 4. https://discourse.mozilla-community.org/t/introducing-
> > our-new-south-asia-community-catalyzer/11975
> >
> > Love,
> > Subhashish
> >
> > Subhashish Panigrahi
> > Programme Officer, Access To Knowledge
> > Centre for Internet and Society
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Arabic version of Offline Medical App Launches

2016-08-02 Thread Jorge Vargas
Excellent news James!!! Congrats on this new milestone. Huge fan of your
work. :)

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> Hey All
>
> We have just launched the Arabic version of our offline medical app. It is
> all of Arabic Wikipedia's healthcare, pharmaceutical, anatomy, and
> sanitation articles.
>
>
> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.kiwix.kiwixcustomwikimedar
>
> Only avaliable for Android at this point in time. Persian coming soon :-)
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-10 Thread Jorge Vargas
Thank you, Patricio. And thank you, Katherine, for stepping up at this time
for us. I'm genuinely happy for this choice. It fills me with optimism for
all of us to move forward to a new phase.

Gracias y buena suerte!

On Thursday, March 10, 2016, Dario Taraborelli <dtarabore...@wikimedia.org>
wrote:

> Thank you for stepping up, Katherine.
>
> Very glad about the choice and the rapid and transparent process that led
> to it, thanks to everyone involved.
>
> Dario
>
> On Mar 10, 2016, at 18:55, Patricio Lorente <patricio.lore...@gmail.com
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','patricio.lore...@gmail.com');>> wrote:
>
> Hello all,
>
> I’m happy to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation leadership team has
> proposed an interim Executive Director, and the Board has given our full
> support. Starting on March 14th, current Chief Communications Officer
> Katherine Maher (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Katherine_(WMF))
> will step into the role of interim Executive Director. We thank the
> C-levels for their careful consideration in this process, and Katherine for
> stepping up during this period of transition.
>
> In choosing an interim ED, the C-levels started by identifying immediate
> priorities for the coming months, including building trust, improving
> communications, and filling key leadership positions. They felt, and we
> agree, that Katherine is the right person to lead the organization while it
> addresses these and other important issues. Additionally, this will allow
> the rest of the executive team to focus on critical organizational
> functions, including community and engineering management, fundraising, and
> strengthening our human resources function. You can read more about our
> process and thinking here:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_noticeboard/March_2016_-_Leadership_Team_transition_planning
>
>
> Katherine has been with the Foundation as Chief Communications Officer for
> about two years now. During that time, she has developed a versatile and
> effective team that serves the needs of the organization and movement,
> collaborating closely with other departments and the community. She has
> thoughtfully introduced new capacities and led her team through
> transitions, and played a critical role in shepherding the strategy process
> and the annual plan, in collaboration with other C-levels. She is known for
> listening to and empowering the people that she works with.
>
> For those who don’t know Katherine, she’s been a longtime advocate for
> global open communities, culture, and technology. She previously led
> advocacy for the international digital rights organization Access Now,
> where she worked on freedom of expression, access to information, and
> privacy. She has supported the efforts of citizens and governments around
> the world to deepen transparency and participation in her roles at the
> World Bank, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, and
> UNICEF (where her team built wikis for youth participation in major global
> issues). She is a member of the advisory board of the Open Technology Fund.
>
> With interim leadership in place, our next step as the Board is to move
> quickly to plan and implement the search for a permanent Executive
> Director. We will be working together over the coming weeks to clarify
> roles and responsibilities in this search, and identify the best way for
> community and staff to participate.  We want this process to be inclusive
> and incorporate many voices. We look forward to sharing an update on our
> progress toward the end of next week.
>
> As interim Executive Director, Katherine will report to the Board. Geoff
> Brigham will continue serving as Board Secretary, and Jaime Villagomez as
> Board Treasurer, reporting to the Board in those capacities. As of March
> 14, Katherine's reports include the C-team: Geoff Brigham, Jaime
> Villagomez, Maggie Dennis, Lisa Gruwell, Joady Lohr, and Wes Moran. The
> Communications team will continue to report to Katherine for the time
> being, with support from the leadership of Juliet Barbara and Heather
> Walls.
>
> Thank you,
>
>  Patricio
>
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