Whose Knowledge?/Drop-in July 2022

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees will renew 2 seats in 2022, and the election process is on the road. This election is an opportunity to advocate for a Board that represents the values and politics of knowledge justice, and to center the people that are doing critical work for the community, but are often in the margins.

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Come to one of our community Drop-in sessions, on July 7 and 11, and join the conversation!

About the elections process

Slides about the Board of Trustees election 2022

Whose Knowledge? is a thematic User Group of the Wikimedia Movement, and we have one vote as such. With our vote, we are participating in the selection of a shortlist of 6 candidates from 12 that are running.

The voting period for Affiliates is July 1-15. Affiliates vote through a representative and, on this occasion, Mariana Fossatti, the Decolonizing Wikimedia coordinator of Whose Knowledge?, will vote on behalf of this User Group. But the idea is to do this in a collective way!

That's why we are inviting members of our User Group, our own Board, and our broader community to have a conversation in the next few weeks before voting.

About the Drop-in sessions


There will be 2 informal drop-in virtual sessions on different days and times. Please come to the session that works best for you:

  • Drop-in 1: Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 12pm UTC
  • Drop-in 2: Monday, July 11, 2022 - 6pm UTC

These sessions will be facilitated by Mariana, from Whose Knowledge?. By joining us, you are agreeing to the friendly space policy.

Contact us


If you can't join, but you are interested in the conversation, we’d bemore than happy to hear from you on our Talk page. You can also contact us by email: mariana[at]whoseknowledge.org

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If you are interested in following this election process, but you don't know where to start, have a look at: