Community Resilience and Sustainability

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Community Resilience and Sustainability is a wing of the Wikimedia Foundation's Legal department, led by the Vice President of Community Resilience & Sustainability Maggie Dennis. We currently consist of Community Development, Human Rights, Movement Strategy and Governance, and Trust and Safety.

What we doEdit

Sustainability and Resilience are essential to the wellbeing of groups with shared aims. They refer to the ability of a community to thrive in terms of its systems, structures, and community relationships over time, and to the capacity of the community to absorb and recover from damage or threat. The goal of the community resilience & sustainability division of the Wikimedia Foundation is to support the movement in maturing its systems to achieve the key essential factors of both resilience and sustainability on the journey towards the sum of all human knowledge, both through directly run programs and through supporting as appropriate the work of other departments.


Not all the work of Community Resilience & Sustainability is detailed here, but this is an effort to capture major initiatives.

Conversation hoursEdit

Community Resilience & Sustainability has a goal of quarterly conversation hours to help improve understanding of their work and offer opportunities for conversation. These hours are live streamed, with in-person participation facilitated, and questions are collected in advance as well as through a number of text streams. For a list of these conversations and notes from them, please see Category:CR&S meetings.

These conversation hours were previously known as IRC or office hours. See a listing of conversation hours and notes from 2022 and earlier.