Wiki Movement Brazil User Group is a user group, based in Brazil, founded in 2013 by active members of the Brazilian community in the Wikimedia projects. Our mission is to provide solutions that increase the number and quality of pertaining reliable information in the Wikimedia projects, planning and executing activities that are in accordance to the scope and principles of the Wikimedia movement.
The 2020 activities plan for WMB will focus on 4 axis: GLAM Outreach, Education Programs, Community Support and General Outreach. The first axis focuses on cultural institutions, mostly supporting our current partners and working to connect with new GLAMs. The second axis focuses on expanding our outreach in universities and other educational settings. The third axis, Community Support, puts forward activities to promote capacity development and support the empowerment of local Wikimedia communities, with a particular focus on expanding diversity in our movement. The fourth axis is rooted on the idea we need to expand awareness of our movement and thus reach a general, broad audience, not yet part of the ecology we sustain as a movement.
In the recent years, WMB has made the largest GLAM initiatives in Brazil with major GLAM Institutions. The amount of activities and tasks have been keeping our processes documentations limited. Our major objective of this axis is to establish an efficient workflow model for the partnerships we have, distinguishing especially between big and small GLAM institutions, that can be adapted taking into account their local contexts.
Elaborate an efficient adaptable workflow model for GLAM activities;
Improve autonomy of GLAM institutions by training their professionals and employees in the methodology of GLAM Wiki;
Diversify the representation of Brazilian culture and knowledge by strengthening our partnerships in Rio de Janeiro other under-represented locations in Brazil when possible;
Improve the Global South perspective representation on documentation of GLAM Wiki activities by producing a guiding documented and publicly available strategic plan with the Brazilian Wikimedia community and partners (GLAM professionals, open knowledge activists, scholars).
Edit-a-thons, campaigns and training
4 edit-a-thons with different GLAM institutions;
5 new registered editors/edit-a-thon.
50 entries created/improved.
Uploads in continuous flow
5.000 files uploaded to Commons;
10 participants in the upload.
2 detailed documentations on our GLAM Wiki processes;
4 participants in the process of writing them.
Meeting with partners
4 meetings with different partners in Rio de Janeiro;
4 reports of each meeting published for the community.
With more than 100 programs since 2014, and figuring among the largest programs in the world, WMB has made the education a priority of our activities. The major objective of this axis is to produce better documentation, focused on the diversity of Brazilian educational contexts, especially considering the relevant areas where the internet access is rare.
Provide resources in Portuguese in different media formats (printed, videos etc) for teachers and professors
Support activities from education programs throughout Brazil, such as debate educational activities with professors, help with Outreach Dashboard, Mbabel and other tools, create tutorial videos for students etc
Launch a national campaign on Wikimedia + Education with a special focus on marginalized communities in the Northeast region
15 lectures, talks or outreach attendance (i.e., posters, panels) in educational settings
50 participants in total
10 different institutions
1 outreach brochure on education in Portuguese to be handled to 250 people
4 videos to support educators in their use of Wikimedia projects
In the process of the re-recognition by the Wikimedia Foundation, WMB produced a document, our [[Wiki Movement Brazil User Group/Diversity Plan
|Diversity Plan]], where we traced some objectives and planned actions desiring to increase the diversity of our group. Taking that document as a guide for our community support, we have two branches for this axis this year: Improve our capacity to build a diverse fruitful internal environment and strengthen our ties with the Wikimedia Movement, especially the lusophone community.
Reduce knowledge gaps on Portuguese Wikipedia by increasing quality content on people, organizations and concepts related to social minorities with encyclopedic relevance
Develop a welcoming and healthy environment for people from different backgrounds to equally have the opportunity to participate on and lead projects in the community
Effectively communicate the local and broad Wikimedia community on WMB's projects and activities through different channels, such as monthly newsletters and blog posts on our website
Strengthen WMB unity through social events and discussion spaces, as this helps align objectives and improve communication and debate skills
Increase the number of active members to keep activities running - and if not possible to expressively expand the community, at least maintain the current number of people active on projects, so no one is overloaded with too much work and gets worn-out
Provide training and learning materials on topics that the community is interested to develop their capacities and spread the knowledge we obtained
4 Wikidata Labs
2 new registered editors/event
800 people reached by streaming in total
1.000 entries created/improved in total
8 edit-a-thons focused on diversity
4 new registered editors/event
1 list of contents to be worked available on wiki/event
300 entries created/improved in total
host the events in at least 2 different institutions
1 communication plan for WMB
At least 2 media appearances of activities promoted by WMB
At least 8 monthly reports on community channels
20 WMB members at the meeting
At least 3 out of 5 Brazilian regions represented
At least 1 technical training given by a volunteer on the event program
1 report on the event activities and discussions to be provided for the community
1 research on WMB demography
1 action plan based on the research results
All of our outreach activities not yet mentioned (Edit-a-thons outside of GLAM or Education Programs contexts, photo contests, events to "wikify" sites, hackathons and other partnerships) are gathered in this axis. Last year we organized 13 edit-a-thons with a variety of themes and we also organized the Wiki Loves Monuments and participated on the local coordination and promotion of other campaigns like Open Data Day, Visible Wiki Women and Wiki Loves Loves.
Diversify the WMB network and resources so that more people have access to the activities promoted by the UG
Reach spaces that aren’t normally portrayed in Wikimedia projects in Portuguese to engage people from different backgrounds
Achieve partnerships with city governments, cultural centers and other local institutions that can facilitate activities / have synergy with the purposes of Wikimedia
Join a network of other local and international groups that advocate for free knowledge and actively support their campaigns / develop activities in partnership
Be available to the media as a reference point on Wikimedia projects in Brazil and related subjects
Wiki Takes a city
1 Wikipedia training for the local community
300 media files from the photo-walk uploaded to Commons
50 entries on Wikidata on the city
1 mapping activity
20 people engaged at the event
4 new registered editors
Wiki Loves Monuments
50 new registered editors
10.000 media files uploaded to Commons
Projects with institutional partners
Develop non GLAM Wiki projects with 3 different institutions or organizations
Thematic edit-a-thons and campaign support
3 edit-a-thons on #WikiForHumanRights campaign;
20 new registered editors in total
40 Wikipedia entries on Human Rights (created or improved)
Involve 3 different institutions
Support at least 2 external campaigns as a group
Meeting with free knowledge community
1 meeting to discuss a strategic direction for free, open knowledge in Brazil
30 participants (scholars and activists on free knowledge and related topics)