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WALRUS/Feburary 2021

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WALRUS is a monthly online meeting for Wikimedia community organizers in the United States to discuss and collaborate on events and outreach of national interest.

Join the pan-USA Wikimedia local activists' chat on Monday February 1 2021 at 6:00 PM Pacific / 9:00 PM Eastern.

This meeting, we'll catch up on our recent Wikipedia Day and 1lib1ref experiences, plus upcoming seasonal campaigns such as for Black History Month in February and Women's History Month in March.

We will also focus on the latest stages of the strategy process, and on the Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws changes and community feedback and concerns.

We'll also look at the possibility of a conference grant for the next iteration of WikiConference North America:


Zoom videoconference information[edit]

Regular WALRUS meeting, on Mon February 1, at 9pm Eastern / 6pm Pacific:

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Chair & secretary for this month[edit]


first hour: general meeting[edit]

one of the many, many Wikipedia birthday cakes that have been made over the years
  1. Introductions
  2. review agenda - what do people want to discuss?
  3. seriously - speak up, propose topics to discuss
  4. Events - past
    1. Wikipedia Day 2021
      1. San Diego
      2. Boston
      3. NYC
      4. One World Birthday
  5. Events - upcoming
    1. Coronavirus in New York City: Translate-A-Thon, 6 February
    2. WikiProject Organized Labour - Tech Editathon, 19-21 February
    3. Black History Month events
  6. Campaigns
    1. Black WikiHistory Month
    2. Wikipedia:WikiWomen's History Month and Gender gap/International Womensday
  7. WikiConference North America 2021?
    1. Grants:Conference
  8. Wikimedia governance calls for comment
    1. Universal Code of Conduct consultation
      1. subconsultation at Commons
      2. subconsultation at Wikidata
    2. Wikimedia Foundation Trustee elections
      1. Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees/Call for feedback: Community Board seats
      2. note - live conversation 2 February

Second hour: WCNA in-depth[edit]

The second hour at 10pm Eastern / 7pm Pacific will have a more in-depth discussion on WikiConference North America 2021 options, with more partners from other North American countries.


  • Attendees