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translate more articles, faster, for the November drive. Unfortunately, it
didn't have any references and it's a BLP. So it automatically triggered a
speedy delete process. If anybody could help add references, I'd be forever
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Since July 2016 , the Learning and Evaluation team has been invested in
understanding what leadership means in our movement, and how we can best
support it. On Thursday, November 16 at 9 am PST (1700 UTC), we will host a
public meeting to share what we have learned so far, and how we have been
working to support community leaders. Follow the stream here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJbg2w0RnFk and ask questions via IRC
The first step was the Leadership Development Dialogue, a conversation
about what leadership means for our communities, and how the Wikimedia
Foundation can best support it. It was hosted by the Learning and
Evaluation team, part of the Community Engagement department.
The conversation touched on topics like what words best suited this area of
work, and also what skills identified a good leader, and how we could best
collaborate across the movement to provide support within our existing
infrastructures (e.g., Learning Days  and the Wikimedia Resource Center
) and beyond.
What does this mean to your local community and your work? How can you join
Join us to learn more about what we have learned from community members
about leadership in the movement, and where we want to go next.
Participation is encouraged via IRC (#wikimedia-office). A recording of the
event will be available later on our youtube channel.
Hope to see many of you there!
*María Cruz * \\ Communications and Outreach project manager, L&E
Team \\ Wikimedia
mcruz(a)wikimedia.org | Twitter: @marianarra_
This is a body of research going back to at least 2008, usually referred to
in the literature as "Cortina’s theory of selective incivility". It
categorizes types of selective incivility, and has data showing that
selective incivility causes marginalized groups to leave organizations.
"That is, 'generally' uncivil words and deeds make no overt reference to
gender or race (or any other social dimension). Nevertheless, incivility
may sometimes represent a covert manifestation of gender and racial bias
when women and people of color are selectively targeted."
The most frequently cited study is Selective Incivility as Modern
Discrimination in Organizations (2013):