Hi Chico,

I'm still confused who "we" is and what the history of this group is
compared to the previous user groups. Is there now one big community that
is represented in this user group? Because that would be a great step
forward :-)

Best,
Philip

On Tue, 4 Jun 2019 at 05:32, Chico Venancio <chicocvenan...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Dear Seddon,
>
> Thank you for your interest in the Brazilian community.
>
> The Affiliations Committee has created a page to discuss the situation in
> the Brazilian community. You may want to direct questions to them or in
> general to community members on this page [1].
>
> The User Group Wiki Movimento Brasil is strongly committed to improving
> community health, striving to engage the Wikimedian communities and keep a
> safe environment for participation. With that commitment in mind --and even
> before the official re-recognition-- we have looked for support and have
> created a code of conduct [2] and a friendly space policy [3], to which all
> members must abide. We are currently working on a diversity plan with
> Community Development staff members, that should be ready in less than six
> months.
>
> We take this space as an opportunity to invite the global community to get
> to know and engage with the set of activities we run. Since 2013, we have
> led numerous GLAM partnerships [4], one of the largest education programs
> in the world [5], many community events focused on advanced Wikidata topics
> [6] and several other outreach activities and programs.
>
> Thank you all and good contributions.
>
> Chico Venancio,
> On behalf of User Group Wiki Movimento Brasil
>
> References
>
> [1]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Brazil_Next_Steps
> [2]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Movement_Brazil_User_Group/Code_of_Conduct
> [3]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Movement_Brazil_User_Group/Friendly_Space_Policy
> [4]
> https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:This_Month_in_GLAM_Brazil_reports
> [5]
> https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/campaigns/grupo_de_usu%C3%A1rios_wikimedia_no_brasil/programs
> [6] https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categoria:!Wikidata_Labs
>
>
> Em sáb, 1 de jun de 2019 às 08:59, Joseph Seddon <josephsed...@gmail.com>
> escreveu:
> >
> > I didn't mean for any intended accusation in my initial question, and to
> > clarify I do not sit on AffCom along I have a long standing interest in
> > affiliates.
> >
> > After the issues with the two previous affiliates in Brazil, it was the
> > Brazilian community themselves who could take the situation into their
> own
> > hands and move forward and I was genuinely interested how the community
> > plans to do that and avoid repeats of the past.
> >
> > Regards
> > Seddon
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 11:24 PM Mister Thrapostibongles <
> > thrapostibong...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Joseph
> > >
> > > Perhaps we could assume that your colleagues on the Affiliations
> Committee
> > > are well aware of the past history and have taken it into consideration
> > > privately, which is exactly how such issues sould be considered, rather
> > > than on a public mailing list.  Unless you have evidence to the
> cotrary?
> > >
> > > Thrapostibongles
> > >
> > > On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 11:43 AM Joseph Seddon <josephsed...@gmail.com
> >
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Asking as a volunteer with a broad interest in affiliate matters
> rather
> > > > than as a staff member:
> > > >
> > > > What steps is the Brazilian community taking to ensure there isn't a
> > > repeat
> > > > of past breakdowns in community cooperation?
> > > >
> > > > Kind regards
> > > >
> > > > Seddon
> > > >
> > > > On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 10:50 AM Paulo Santos Perneta <
> > > > paulospern...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hi!
> > > > >
> > > > > I would like to correct myself, as since October 2018 there is one
> more
> > > > > Wikimedia affiliate with Portuguese as its official language, our
> very
> > > > good
> > > > > friends "Muj(lh)eres latinoamericanas en Wikimedia", who have been
> > > doing
> > > > > quite a notable work in LATAM:
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Muj(lh)eres_latinoamericanas_en_Wikimedia
> > > > >
> > > > > Best,
> > > > > Paulo
> > > > >
> > > > > Paulo Santos Perneta <paulospern...@gmail.com> escreveu no dia
> quinta,
> > > > > 30/05/2019 à(s) 15:40:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Wonderful news!
> > > > > > Brazil has been for long one of the world leaders in Wikimedia
> > > > > educational
> > > > > > projects, with an excellent work on GLAMs, often in line with the
> > > > > > educational projects, and generally with full Wikidata
> integration.
> > > > > > It is very rewarding to see the group recognized again as a
> > > full-right
> > > > > > Wikimedia affiliate.
> > > > > > It also happens to be the only other Portuguese speaking
> affiliate,
> > > > > > besides Wikimedia Portugal. Still a long way to go for one of the
> > > most
> > > > > > spoken native languages in the globe, but that's a great
> improvement.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Best,
> > > > > > Paulo
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Rajeeb Dutta <marajoz...@gmail.com> escreveu no dia quinta,
> > > 30/05/2019
> > > > > > à(s) 13:24:
> > > > > >
> > > > > >> Congratulations to the entire team of the Grupo de Usuários Wiki
> > > > > >> Movimento Brasil!!
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> Best Regards,
> > > > > >> Rajeeb Dutta.
> > > > > >> (Marajozkee).
> > > > > >> Wikimedia India.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> > On 30-May-2019, at 5:40 PM, Shani Evenstein <
> shani.e...@gmail.com
> > > >
> > > > > >> wrote:
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > What excellent news!
> > > > > >> > This group has been doing amazing and innovative work, so
> it's a
> > > joy
> > > > > to
> > > > > >> see
> > > > > >> > this community finally re-recognized as an affiliate.
> > > > > >> > As it should be. :)
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > Best of luck to all of you with your future projects. I'll
> keep
> > > > > >> following
> > > > > >> > your work with excitement.
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > Shani.
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > -----------------------------------------------
> > > > > >> > *Shani Evenstein Sigalov*
> > > > > >> > * Lecturer, Tel Aviv University.
> > > > > >> > * EdTech Innovation Strategist, NY/American Medical Program,
> > > Sackler
> > > > > >> School
> > > > > >> > of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
> > > > > >> > * PhD Candidate, School of Education, Tel Aviv University.
> > > > > >> > * OER & Emerging Technologies Coordinator, UNESCO Chair
> > > > > >> > <https://education.tau.ac.il/node/3495> on Technology,
> > > > > >> Internationalization
> > > > > >> > and Education, School of Education, Tel Aviv University
> > > > > >> > <https://education.tau.ac.il/node/3495>.
> > > > > >> > * Chairperson, WikiProject Medicine Foundation
> > > > > >> > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Project_Med>.
> > > > > >> > * Chairperson, Wikipedia & Education User Group
> > > > > >> > <
> > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_%26_Education_User_Group
> > > > >.
> > > > > >> > * Chairperson, The Hebrew Literature Digitization Society
> > > > > >> > <http://www.israelgives.org/amuta/580428621>.
> > > > > >> > * Chief Editor, Project Ben-Yehuda <http://bybe.benyehuda.org
> >.
> > > > > >> > +972-525640648
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > On Thu, May 30, 2019 at 2:33 PM Kirill Lokshin <
> > > > > >> kirill.loks...@gmail.com>
> > > > > >> > wrote:
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> >> Hi everyone!
> > > > > >> >>
> > > > > >> >> I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee
> has
> > > > > >> recognized
> > > > > >> >> [1] the Grupo de Usuários Wiki Movimento Brasil [2] as a
> > > Wikimedia
> > > > > User
> > > > > >> >> Group. The group aims to bring together the active members
> of the
> > > > > >> Wikimedia
> > > > > >> >> movement in Brazil, supporting the organization of the
> Brazilian
> > > > > >> Wikimedia
> > > > > >> >> community as well as the promotion of and participation on
> the
> > > > > >> Wikimedia
> > > > > >> >> projects.
> > > > > >> >>
> > > > > >> >> Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user
> > > > group!
> > > > > >> >>
> > > > > >> >> Regards,
> > > > > >> >> Kirill Lokshin
> > > > > >> >> Chair, Affiliations Committee
> > > > > >> >>
> > > > > >> >> [1]
> > > > > >> >>
> > > > > >> >>
> > > > > >>
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Resolutions/Recognition_of_Grupo_de_Usuários_Wiki_Movimento_Brasil
> > > > > >> >> [2]
> > > > > >>
> > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Community_User_Group_Brasil
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