If anyone would like to join, we are having a national/continental planning
call tonight at 9pm Eastern / 6pm Pactic for Virtual WikiConference North
This is the first planning meeting for the Dec 11-13 event and we are
looking for ideas and people! We have a very early draft schedule on meta:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiConference_North_America/2020 and we
have an Etherpad for raw ideas and notes. Nothing is set in stone at all -
we want this to be grassroots with user-led sessions, open space, lightning
talks, edit-a-thons and social events. Hope you'll join us!
Feel free to contact Phoebe Ayers, Richard Knipel, Andrew Lih, Peter Meyer
or Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight with any questions.
On recent WALRUS calls we have discussed Strategy 2030 recommendations. The
WMF strategy team have asked groups to rank the priorities ahead of the
upcoming November global conversations.
For WALRUS, I've drafted 4 recommendations below, which are also listed on
the meta page. We need to submit this by Monday, November 16 so your input
and feedback is appreciated.
This is also a good time to remind folks we have a chat space for WALRUS on
the new chat.wmcloud.org server, where we can discuss this more:
Or, feel free to use the talk page on meta:
-Andrew Lih (User:Fuzheado)
- Priority recommendation (1 of 3)
- 4. Ensure Equity in Decision-Making
- Priority initiatives (from recommendation 1 of 3)
- 24 The Global Council
- 25 Regional & thematic hubs
- 26 Flexible resource allocation framework
- Priority recommendation (2 of 3)
- 5. Coordinate Across Stakeholders
- Priority initiatives (from recommendation 2 of 3)
- 28 Living documents to define responsibilities for specific
areas of work
- 29 Enhance communication and collaboration capacities
- Priority recommendation (3 of 3)
- 9. Innovate in Free Knowledge
- Priority initiatives (from recommendation 3 of 3)
- 39 Identifying policies that hinder knowledge equity
- 40 Policies for experimentation with projects for knowledge
- 41 Continuous experimentation, technology, and partnerships for
content, formats, and devices
- Priority recommendation (4, extra)
- 3. Provide for Safety and Inclusion
- Priority initiatives (from recommendation 4, extra)
- 19 Develop a safety assessment and execution plan - technical,
human, and legal support processes
- 20 Advocacy - local capacity development
Cross-posting in case you are only subscribed to this wiki mailing list.
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From: Samir Elsharbaty <selsharbaty(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 7:17 AM
Subject: Re: [All-affiliates] Rapid Grants for Wikipedia 20 celebration
To: Wikimedia Affiliates <all-affiliates(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Cc: Wikipedia20 <wikipedia20(a)wikimedia.org>
The Rapid Grants for Wikipedia 20 are still accepted through 15 November.
If you're planning a Rapid Grant for a Wikipedia 20 event that will be held
in January, we highly recommend finalizing and submitting your grant
application by 15 November. Rapid Grants will continue to be available
later for those who couldn't apply during the November cycle or are
planning to hold their events later in the year 2021. More information is
available here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_20/Grants
Thank you so much!
Samir Elsharbaty (he/him)
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 10:50 PM Samir Elsharbaty <selsharbaty(a)wikimedia.org>
> Hi everyone,
> (Apologies for cross-posting.)
> Last month, we shared a survey to inform the planning and funding
> processes of Wikipedia 20 anniversary celebrations. The survey results have
> demonstrated interest in hosting virtual and in-person events around the
> world to celebrate Wikipedia’s 20th birthday.
> We are excited to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation will be
> supporting individuals and groups planning to hold Wikipedia 20 celebration
> events through the Rapid Grants program.
> The Rapid Grants program can support event plans with a budget ranging
> from 500 USD, up to 2,000 USD. All the details, the eligibility criteria,
> and the application form are available on the Wikipedia 20 grants meta
> page. 
> Applications for Rapid Grants are accepted between the 1st and 15th of
> each month, and a decision on the application is, typically, ready by the
> end of that month. For applicants who would like to host Wikipedia
> celebration events during the month of January 2021, we highly recommend
> applying as soon as possible (i.e. during the November 2020 cycle). For
> later events through the end of 2021, applications will continue to be open
> later in the year.
> *Other funding opportunities*
> If your plans for the Wikipedia 20 celebration event don’t meet some of
> the eligibility criteria for a Rapid Grant (e.g. your budget is expected to
> exceed $2000), you may want to consider reducing the scale of your
> activities, or to explore other grant opportunities that may better support
> your plan:
> Additional funding for Conference & Event grantees (e.g. for a
> regional or thematic conference) who wish to incorporate a celebration
> event to an existing conference. 
> Conference & Event Grants to support celebration events for more than
> 2000 USD. 
> *Round one applications for Conference & Event grants is now closed.
> Details for round two (for events that will be held between July and
> December 2021) will be announced on the conference and event grants page.
> For more information on Wikipedia 20, please visit the Wikipedia 20 grants
> meta page. 
> Thank you and please share the message with your communities!
> On behalf of the Wikipedia 20 team, Samir Elsharbaty
>  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_20/Grants
>  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Conference
> Samir Elsharbaty (he/him)
> Brand Associate
> Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
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Join us Monday evening, fellow Wiki-Americans -
We'll meet for a pan-USA Wikimedia local activists chat on Monday (Nov 9)
at 6:00 PM Pacific / 9:00 PM Eastern.
This meeting, we will focus on Wikimedia 2030 strategy prioritization
topics, and also follow up on the Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws proposals.
We'll also catch up on your ionline WikiConference North America and
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