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2016 Just For The Record IEG & PEG Grants notification — intersectional & gender diversity on Wikipedia!
Just For The Record has prepared a combined IEG grant and PEG grant application to work on the promotion of more gender diversity on Wikipedia with an intersectional perspective. These grant applications build upon the exciting results of our 2015-2016 Brussels-based series of events addressing the gender gap on Wikipedia. Just For The Record has created a network in which expertise on these questions is created and shared. With our new applications, we want to expand this knowledge and network beyond the context of the edit-a-thon!
If awarded, the PEG grant will fund: location and refreshments for the 2016-2017 Just For The Record edit-a-thons. If awarded, the IEG grant will fund: research and analysis into the representation of gender on Wikipedia, combined with the construction of a research/ambassador network, leading to an intersectional non-sexist guide on how knowledge and history can be written in a more diverse way. We seek community comment, discussions and endorsement signatures (section at the bottom of the pages) to help complete the grant process: here and here! Many thanks, Lfurter (talk) 09:38, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
- Lfurter Thanks for sharing. Can you point to anything in this proposal that describes any LGBT-related projects or makes any commitment to raise LGBT+ issues? It is not clear to me whether this project includes an LGBT element. Thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:58, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
- Thank you for your question, Bluerasberry. Indeed, it is an intersectional project that promotes more diversity on Wikipedia, mainly gender-wise (with a wide conception of “gender”), but also including the issues representation of LGBT+ people, as we are mentioning in the first part that we promote other perspectives and representations than that of the generic “31 years old, white, straight, single male with a degree in higher education”, which also says something about the sexuality and gender-identity based representations. I tried to make it a bit more clear under “More Diversity” sub-section, I hope it is understandable. So yes indeed it is not our main focus, but we think it is very important to include it in our project, also because some of the people participating to our events are involved in the LGBT+ community. Lfurter (talk) 13:11, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
Working Session on architecting the information of Georgia House Bill 757
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6:04 pm Participati., me 3 [Time sensitive] WMF merch for your TPS request - Information Architecture Summit Inbox Hi thanks for offering to send the merchandise. I just submitted my order. I will add an update to my Apr 15 me Editathon at IA Summit? Greetings from the North, Who might I talk to about hosting a mini editathon during the Information May 21, 2015 Pharos [Wikimedia NYC] June 10: WikiWednesday Salon and Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting Hi Wiki Yorkers, You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our next evening " firstname.lastname@example.org Editathon at IA Summit?
Nwhysel to wikimedia-us-ga-atl 12 days agoDetails Greetings from the North,
Who might I talk to about hosting a mini editathon during the Information Architecture Summit, May 5-8 in Atlanta? (iasummit.org). I am a member of the NYC Wikimedia group and have been accepted to host an editathon and introduction to Wikipedia editing activity as part of the conference game night, which is usually held on Saturday night. I would love to invite Wikipedia Atlanta members to participate as facilitators. I did an introduction to Wikipedia at this event last year in Minneapolis and was happy to get assistance from three local Wikipedians.
I am seeking assistance from and introduction to Atlanta-based Wiki Loves Pride editors. The Information Architecture Institute is hosting a working session on architecting the information of Georgia House Bill 757 the evening of May 7 at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. This is a side activity concurrent with ASIS&T's Information Archiitevture Summit. The IA Institue typically colocates its Annual member meeting at the IA Summit and had considered boycotting the event to protest the bill. However on reflection they felt it would be more productive to host an open discussion of inclusiveness and diversity. An editathon might be a good complement. I had seen plans for a Wiki Loves Pride event in Atlanta in June so it could be a nice lead up to that activity: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wiki_Loves_Pride_2016/Atlanta
Please let me know if anyone is interested and I can forward additional details. Looking forward to my Atlanta visit!
Transgender discussion at Bay Area WikiSalon
Of potential interest to this project: At last month's inaugural Bay Area WikiSalon, I participated in a panel discussing transgender issues. Videos of the panel are available on Commons and YouTube (I provided closed captions for the latter). Funcrunch (talk) 13:59, 6 May 2016 (UTC)
Wiki Loves Pride
Now would be a great time to sign up and volunteer to document a pride event in your city as part of this year's Wiki Loves Pride campaign. This can be as simple as walking through a festival, parade, or satellite event and taking pictures to help illustrate local LGBT culture and history. I plan to take pictures in Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, and hope others will join me. If you are feeling ambitious and want to organize a local edit-a-thon or other type of in-person meetup, by all means, feel free! All ideas and activities are welcome, and remote participation is also encouraged. There will be a running list of new LGBT-related articles created during the month of June, so please be sure to note articles you create or improve during the month, or create galleries of your photography work. Thanks for your consideration, and happy pride! -Another Believer (talk) 02:38, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
- I went ahead and created simple pages for Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, sharing my plans to document local LGBT culture and history by taking pictures at upcoming pride parades and events. I also invited other editors to create and improve LGBT-related content, shared a category tree with existing Wikipedia articles, and stated my goals for the month of June. If you want to create a similar page for your city or region, feel free to copy and paste of these pages and edit/replace content as needed. -Another Believer (talk) 00:49, 26 May 2016 (UTC)