I saw your post applying for a grant to come to Canada for a Commons event. I'm a librarian from the U.S. and I've been invited to travel to Mafi Gborkope, Ghana this July to help build a library there as part of the African Library Project.
I attended OpenCon in Washington, DC this past November and have become very interested in the Open Movement as well as the Wikimedia Foundation. In addition to assisting with the library while on the trip, I'd like to tie this trip to a Wikimedia project. I see that you do work with the Commons- I'd like to know if you see any potential Wikimedia projects in the kind of trip I'm taking. I've never been to Ghana or the African continent so I can't pretend to presume any needs.
If you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them.
- @Seltzerlibrarian: I don't know if you ever received my reply by email. I am not sure why I failed to respond to your message here. I sincerely apologise for that and I believe your trip to Ghana was great!. I am currently working on a Wikimedia project with librarians. Would be happy to chat. Kind regards,Shahadusadik (talk) 14:06, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
I have just started a FAQ at Tell us about Dagbani Wikipedia. As one of the key members of the Dagbani Wikimedians User Group, perhaps you can share some more insights. Sabon Harshe (talk) 02:19, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
- Looks great. Thanks for starting that. I will take a look. Regards. Shahadusadik (talk) 09:03, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
#WPWPCampaign2021: Learning and evaluation
Many thanks for participating in the WPWP campaign.
We are glad about the level of participation, this year and we are excited to inform you that over 900 volunteers around the world added photos to more than 250,000 articles in 298 languages Wikipedia. This year, we surpassed the 2020 edition's milestone by over 170%.
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Invitation to organize Feminism and Folklore 2022
You are humbly invited to organize Feminism and Folklore 2022 writing competion. This year Feminism and Folklore will focus on feminism, women biographies and gender-focused topics for the project in league with Wiki Loves Folklore gender gap focus with folk culture theme on Wikipedia.
You can help us in enriching the folklore documentation on Wikipedia from your region by creating or improving articles based on folklore around the world, including, but not limited to folk festivals, folk dances, folk music, women and queer personalities in folklore, folk culture (folk artists, folk dancers, folk singers, folk musicians, folk game athletes, women in mythology, women warriors in folklore, witches and witch hunting, fairy tales and more. Users can contribute to new articles or translate from the list of suggested articles here.
Organizers can sign up their local community using Sign up page and create a local contest page as one on English Wikipedia. You can also support us in translating the project page and help us spread the word in your native language.
Learn more about the contest and prizes from our project page. Feel free to contact us on our talk page or via Email if you need any assistance.
Looking forward for your immense coordination.
Feminism and Folklore Team,
05:17, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
Leadership Development Working Group: Reminder to apply by 10 April 2022
Hello, I'm reaching out to you today as you've previously expressed interest in Movement Strategy and Governance-related topics. I was hoping to share the below message with you and your talk page guests, as the call for applications for this working group ends soon.
The Community Development team at the Wikimedia Foundation is supporting the creation of a global, community-driven Leadership Development Working Group. The purpose of the working group is to advise leadership development work. Feedback was collected in February 2022 and a summary of the feedback is on Meta-wiki. The application period to join the Working Group is now open and is closing soon on April 10, 2022. Please review the information about the working group, share with community members who might be interested, and apply if you are interested.
Join Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos 2022
Thank you for participating in the Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos campaign last year.
We are glad to inform you that this year's edition started on 1 July, 2022. You are invited to participate in the campaign again to help improve the quality of Wikipedia articles with photos and contextual images. For more information about the campaign and how to participate, please visit the campaign page here.
If you have any questions or query please feel free to contact the organizing team, leave a message at the campaign's talkpage or send an email to wpwpcampaigngmail.com.
A huge thank you from the Celtic Knot organizing team (Richard, Daria and myself) for running a workshop at the conference! We truly appreciate the work and dedication you put in the preparation phase as well as in delivering the workshop.
To show our appreciation, we would like to give you this barnstar - feel free to use it anywhere you want, for example on your userpage.
We need your feedback on a tool from the Wikimedia Summit
Hi! I'm contacting you as one of the participants in the Wikimedia Summit 2022, to kindly ask for your feedback through a 5-10 minute survey to evaluate 'Baserow' (note: the survey is on a Google form).
Baserow was a tool through which participants in the Summit co-created a database of Movement Strategy activities. We hope to learn from you how useful it may be to keep using it in the future to help document and connect on Movement Strategy work.
Queering Wikipedia 2023 conference
Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group and the organizing team of Queering Wikipedia is delivering the Queering Wikipedia 2023 Conference for LGBT+ Wikimedians and allies, as a hybrid, bilingual and trans-local event. It is online on 12, 14 and 17 May, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia #IDAHOBIT, with offline events at around 10 locations on 5 continents in the 5-day span as QW2023 Nodes.
The online program is delivered as a series of keynotes, panels, presentations, workshops, lightning talks and creative interventions, starting on Friday noon (UTC) with the first keynote of Dr Nishant Shah entitled: I spy, with my little AI — Wikiway as a means to disrupt the ‘dirty queer’ impulses of emergent AI platforms. Second keynote is at Sunday’s closure by Esra’a Al Shafei, Wikimedia Foundation’s Board of Trustees vice chair, entitled: Digital Public Spaces for Queer Communities.
If you have been an active Wikimedian or enthusiast, supporting LGBT+ activities or if you identify as part of the larger LGBT+ community and allies in Wikimedia, please join us in advancing this thematic work. We encourage you to join online or in person with fellow Wikimedians if it is easy and safe to do so. Our working languages are English and Spanish, with possible local language support at sites of Nodes.
Registration for the online event is free and is open until Wednesday May 10th at 18:00 UTC, for safety protocol. Late event registration approval and event access denial is at the discretion of organizers.
More information, and registration details, may be found on Meta at QW2023
May 21: Art+Feminism x Wiki Advocates Philippines
Thank you for celebrating Year Ten! with Art+Feminism. To close out our live event celebrations we're hosting a virtual meetup with Wiki Advocates Philippines User Group on May 21.
- Event details and registration
- Time: May 21
If you’re attending Wikimania 2023 in-person, we’d love to see you at our Art+Feminism Wikimania Lunch Meet-Up!
Grab your lunch and join us on Friday, 18 August at Wikimania in Room 324 at 12:45 - 13:15 for an opportunity to meet with the Art+Feminism Community. If you're a long-time Art+Feminism community member or if our mission, vision, and values resonate with you - we'd love to see you there! There will be limited Art+Feminism swag, brief remarks from the organization, and most importantly, an opportunity to connect with fellow Art+Feminism community members.
RSVP not required, but encouraged here: