Grants:Project/Chinmayisk/Community toolkit for Greater Diversity/Modules

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Introduction[edit]

  1. Who are we?
  2. Why are we doing this project?
  3. Why do we need diversity?
    1. Why underrepresented peoples should write and be written about and not have other people write their stories for them
  4. How do Wikipedia and its sister projects, the community and the Wikimedia movement in general benefit from greater diversity and inclusion?
  5. Are certain demographics underrepresented because “they are not interested in contributing”?
    1. “Knowledge gap does not exist.”

Module 1[edit]

  1. Why do we need to identify privilege?
  2. Why is ignorance of (one’s own) privilege or lack thereof, bad for the sum of all human knowledge?
  3. Identifying privilege across:
    1. Class
    2. Caste
    3. Gender and sexuality
    4. Disability
    5. Ethnicity
    6. Language
    7. And their intersections with each other
    8. How to identify intentional or unintentional exhibition of privilege
  4. Evaluating privilege
    1. Evaluating and checking one’s own privilege and that of one’s community
    2. How to create an inclusive and safe environment for everyone based on the above

Module 2[edit]

Collaborating with or supporting underrepresented groups

  1. Lived experiences (written by individuals from these groups)
  2. Conscious development of empathy towards underrepresented groups
  3. Reading list

Module 3[edit]

Using wikitools to identify content gaps

  1. Why do we need to use various wiki-based tools?
    1. To impart tangibility to the idea of the knowledge gap and to support assertions with verifiable data
    2. To quantify the lack of diversity among contributors and in the content
  2. What tools do we use?
  3. What are their limitations?
  4. What do we empirically learn from what we find using the tools?
  5. Among our findings, which ones may be considered conclusive?

Module 4[edit]

  1. Creating safe spaces for events
    1. How to support underrepresented groups beyond and after an event held for targeted outreach
    2. How to design a program to make this effort sustainable
    3. Understanding effort vs. impact
    4. Methodologies to measure impact
    5. How to determine and draft the optimal code of conduct and friendly space policy for an event
  2. How to create an enabling environment for participants to access the Internet and other resources they may require
  3. Tips for novice editors participating in an event
  4. Tips for organisers of events in which most of the participants are novice
  5. Map of conflict resolution

Module 5[edit]

Facilitating an event for underrepresented groups

  1. How to determine the needs of the group
  2. How to create an event without attracting unwanted attention