Wikimedians of the Caribbean User Group

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Wikimedians of the
Caribbean
User Group

The Caribbean
LocationThe Caribbean
Country codeWIS
Approval date26 July 2019
Official language(s)Spanish, English, French, Dutch, French Creoles, English Creoles
Other language(s)Other ethnic languages
E-mail addresscariwikiinfo(_AT_)gmail.com
Twitter@WikiCari
Instagram@WikiCaribbean




The Wikimedians of the Caribbean Usergroup is a Wikimedia user group focused on the peoples of the Caribbean and the Caribbean Diaspora, bringing together cultures and languages, and also the communities with their diasporas.

To join please add your username to the Interested in Participating section below and/or the membership form.

Objectives[edit]

As with Wikimedians of the Levant, there has not been sufficient participation to establish individual groups, so it has been decided to pursue a group to support the whole region. There is particular interest in supporting languages like Haitian Creole that are particular to the region, developing content covering underrepresented regional topics, and also to support offline access for areas that do not otherwise have access.

Background[edit]

  • An early group of Caribbean Wikimedians was formed at WikiConference North America, at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, October 20th, 2018.

Activities[edit]

2022[edit]

  • June 23, 2022: Wiki Cari Puerto Rico Meetup and Photowalk, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico and Bronx, New York.
  • March 2022: We are an observer at Stockholm + 50 Preparatory Meeting entitled "Stockholm+50: A Healthy Planet for the Prosperity of All – Our Responsibility, Our Opportunity." Wiki Caribbean is dedicated to improving information regarding how small island nations like those locate in the Caribbean are affected by climate change. This event was attended by Wiki Caribbean Lead Organizer, Sherry Antoine, March 2022.
  • April 22,2022: Wiki Caribbean Celebrates Earth Day.
  • April 2022: Third annual Earth Week Edit-a-thon on the environment of the Caribbean TBA.
  • September 2022: Third annual Wiki Caribbean Wiki Cari Online Festival TBA.

2021[edit]

  • September 26 The Wiki Caribbean Festival 2021 Online
  • February 6 Movement Strategy representation in sessions on planning for recommendations (all season)
  • 'February 4 News on Wiki meetup to add Caribbean Newspapers to Wikipedia
  • 'February 3 News on Wiki meetup to add Caribbean Newspapers to Wikipedia
  • January 15 Wikipedia Day Translate the Environment event with AfroCROWD

2020[edit]

2019[edit]

  • April: Wikipedia edit-a-thon, Trinidad
  • May-June: 1Lib1Ref Caribbean Librarians Campaign, online
  • June: June group online meeting
  • June-August: Caribbean Wikimedians survey of Caribbean community, online
  • July: Monthly partners meeting focusing on survey, Dominica W.I. training
  • August: Monthly partners meeting closing survey
  • September: Monthly partners meeting focus Wiki Conference North America
  • October: Monthly partners meeting
  • November: Wiki Conference North America
  • November: Monthly partners meeting post conference
  • December: Monthly partners meeting end of year planning. Focus 2020 outreach to Caribbean community

Events and activities[edit]

Wikimania 2019, Stockholm, Sweden - August 2019[edit]

WikiConference North America 2019, Cambridge, USA - October 2019[edit]

Wiki Cari meetup, San Juan, Puerto Rico - November 2019[edit]

Meetup in Puerto Rico, opening welcome by Herbert Lewy, General Manager, Microsoft Caribbean

On November 27th 2019 Wiki Cari and Microsoft Caribbean hosted the first event meetup in Puerto Rico. User:Fuzheado delivered the talk The five most exciting things in Wikipedia, Wikimedia and Wikidata - How they can help boost content about Puerto Rico (slides) and introduced a number fun ways to contribute content.

Wiki Cari Earth Week 2020[edit]

In recognition of Earth Day 2020 Wiki Cari is hosting a week-long online editathon focused on the brave new world of climate change and COVID-19 with a focus on the Caribbean.

WikiCari Emancipation Week[edit]

A week purposed around calling-to-action increased participation from academia, scholarship, and Wiki editors — helping to enrich content relating to the past and ongoing fights for freedom in the British Caribbean & the wider Americas.

Puerto Rico WikiProjects[edit]

Partnerships[edit]

Communications[edit]

Email[edit]

Interested in reaching out to us? Email us at wikicariinfo(_AT_)gmail.com

Feel free to also send any one of us an email too!:

  • Sherry(_AT_)AfroCROWD.org - Sherry Antoine Lead Organizer
  • kearrangopee(_AT_)gmail.com - Kearra Gopee Membership Lead
  • ian(_AT_)wikiedu.org - Ian Ramjohn Education Lead
  • brandon(_AT_)sullycomms.com - Brandon Sullivan Communications Lead

Social media[edit]

Follow us at #CariWiki on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram during events and online campaigns

General administration[edit]

Affiliations Committee Resolutions[edit]

Members / Interested in participating[edit]

  1. Guettarda (talk) / Ian (Wiki Ed) 17:36, 20 October 2018 (UTC) Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.pngReply[reply]
  2. Shanluan (talk) 18:25, 20 October 2018 (UTC) Flag of Dominica.svgReply[reply]
  3. Gamaliel (talk) 19:32, 21 October 2018 (UTC) Flag of Cuba.svgReply[reply]
  4. Aliceba (talk) 19:57, 22 October 2018 (UTC) Flag of Haiti.svgReply[reply]
  5. MassiveEartha (talk) 21:17, 22 October 2018 (UTC) Flag of Jamaica.svgReply[reply]
  6. Haroldcardenaslema (talk) 16:52, 23 October 2018 (UTC) Flag of Cuba.svgReply[reply]
  7. Insular91 (talk) 22:46, 23 October 2018 (UTC) Flag of Cuba.svgReply[reply]
  8. Siarus1074 (talk) 17:56, 25 October 2018 (UTC) Flag of Jamaica.svgReply[reply]
  9. Nikitag94 13:23, 28 October 2018 (UTC) Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.pngReply[reply]
  10. AfricanadeCuba 18:15, 1 March 2019 Flag of Cuba.svg
  11. Galahmm 18:15, 1 March 2019 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg
  12. Ambre Troizat (talk) 13:05, 15 April 2019 (UTC) Guadeloupe Icône.svgReply[reply]
  13. DanielleJWiki (talk) 11:55, 21 May 2019 (UTC) Flag of Aruba.svg Flag of Curaçao.svg Flag of Bonaire.svgReply[reply]
  14. Caribiana (talk) 14:59, 21 May 2019 (UTC) Flag of Aruba.svg Flag of Curaçao.svg Flag of Bonaire.svg Flag of Sint Maarten.svgReply[reply]
  15. Mikesiva (talk) 9:40, 22 May 2019 (GMT) Flag of Jamaica.svg
  16. BNA-PS (talk) 19:09, 12 June 2019 (UTC) Flag of Aruba.svgReply[reply]
  17. Dr. X (talk) Flag of Chile.svg--Caribbean in my heart!
  18. Terry Finisterre (talk) Flag of Saint Lucia.svg Flag of Barbados.svg
  19. Rossemary Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg
  20. Maryamarce (talk) 21:04, 9 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  21. Brinacor (talk) 01:40, 11 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  22. JamaicanEditor (talk) 21:21, 18 November 2019 (UTC) Flag of Jamaica.svgReply[reply]
  23. Mlemusrojas (talk) 13:53, 27 November 2019 (UTC) Flag of Cuba.svgReply[reply]
  24. Fuzheado (talk) 17:04, 9 December 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  25. JabieroKubo (talk) 01:15, 18 December 2019 (UTC) Flag of Cuba.svgReply[reply]
  26. MichellevL (WMNL) (talk) 15:34, 4 February 2020 (UTC) Flag of Aruba.svg Flag of Curaçao.svg Flag of Bonaire.svgReply[reply]
  27. Denise Jansen WMNL (talk) 15:37, 4 February 2020 (UTC) Flag of Aruba.svg Flag of Curaçao.svg Flag of Bonaire.svgReply[reply]
  28. gobonobo + c 23:54, 27 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  29. Grueslayer (talk) 13:17, 1 October 2020 (UTC) Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.pngReply[reply]
  30. Tamara Brathwaite (ECLAC) Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.png Flag of Barbados.svg
  31. Ciell (talk) 17:59, 4 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  32. Hansmuller (talk) 06:37, 3 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  33. Carib93 (talk) 17:37, 30 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]