The Whose Knowledge? user group was recognized as a Wikimedia user group on 26 September, 2016. This annual report outlines Whose Knowledge? activities supported by the group from September 2016 to September 2017. Whose Knowledge? is not funded as a user group, so no financial reporting is required.
- September 2016: User group initiated at Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)'s 2016 Forum in Brazil.
- October 2016: Facilitated WCNA 2016 Indigenous People's Day edit-a-thon
- January 2017: In partnership with Wikimania South Africa, began to form a "Knowledge Gaps" theme team to support WMZA's planning for Wikimania 2018 (theme team involvement continued throughout 2017)
- February 2017: Represented perspectives about Wikipedia at the Women Who Rock unconference in Seattle, Washington USA.
- Partnerships with Okvir, DHM, Kumeyaay...flesh out more bullets...
- March 2017: Dalit history knowledge mapping - group helped organize Dalit community's data into a mapping spreadsheet, and looked up coverage on Wikipedia.
- April 2017: Represented and amplified perspectives of marginalized communities at Wikimedia Conference in Berlin (strategy track).
- Helped craft the following thematic statement for Wikimedia's next 15-year strategic direction, ranked "most important" statement by conference participants:
- "Knowledge is global: we must move beyond western written knowledge, towards multiple and diverse forms of knowledge (including oral and visual), from multiple and diverse peoples and perspectives, to truly achieve the sum of all human knowledge."
- April, May, June 2017: Dalit History Month edit-a-thons in USA and India.
- 87 editors, 180 articles edited, 21 articles created, 27 commons uploads
- April 2017: 2 days of Wikipedia training, open license discussions and project planning with Okvir in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- May 2017: Kumeyaay Wikipedia Workshop on the Barona Reservation
- July 2017: Facilitated meeting of global feminists at Center for Women's Global Leadership, encouraging compilation of sources and open licensing for histories of feminist organizing.
- July 2017: WikiWomen Camp - Presented a proposed project to collaborate with international WikiWomen on a Missing Women's Image Drive.
- July 2017: Advised on scenario planning for 10 year futures with Internet Archive, Mozilla, EFF and Wikimedia Foundation.
- August 2017: Brought a group of 6 to Wikimania Montreal!
- Panel on Centering Knowledge from the Margins with Dalit, Kumeyaay and queer Bosnian community organizers. (Audio).
- Anasuya speaking on global knowledge and representation in the keynote panel (Video)
- Pax's talk at (co-located) WikiConference North America, "Facing Defacement: Combating harassment with user page protection. (Slides) (Video)
Media and presentationsEdit
- Is Wikipedia Woke? - Whose Knowledge? contributed significant material to this article that looks at diversity and inclusion on Wikipedia. (December 2016)
- Reshaping the Internet for Women - GenderIT.org (December 2016)
- Mapping the Feminist Internet: the Whose Knowledge? campaign at the AWID Forum - for GenderIT.org (October 2016)
- Where on the Internet is Your Knowledge? - for the Association of Women's Rights in Development (AWID) 2016 Forum in Brazil (September 2016)
Centering Knowledge from the Margins audio snippet (August 2017)
Keynote panel discussion at Wikimania 2017 audio snippet (August 2017)
Resource lists compiled for WK? partners as they engage in various activities with Wikimedia projects and the broader internet: