Originally published at: https://space.wmflabs.org/2019/11/29/coming-up-a-knowledge-equity-calendar/
I’m delighted to pre-announce a small communication initiative called “Knowledge Equity Calendar” for the upcoming weeks:
Back in 2017, the Wikimedia Movement agreed on its Strategic Direction with its core goal to be the essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge until 2030. One priority to achieve this goal is called “Knowledge Equity” (As a social movement, we will focus our efforts on the knowledge and communities that have been left out by structures of power and privilege. We will welcome people from every background to build strong and diverse communities. We will break down the social, political, and technical barriers preventing people from accessing and contributing to free knowledge.). But what does that mean in your context? What are others already doing to translate “Knowledge Equity” from the strategic to the programmatic level?
In the light of the last days and weeks of the year, we’d like to adapt the German tradition of the Advent calendar counting the days towards Christmas (December 1 to 24), and share one story per day via Meta and here on the Wikimedia Space Blog on how Wikimedians are working towards achieving Knowledge Equity in their respective context. The idea is mainly to inspire Wikimedians what other Wikimedians are already doing. We’ll use Wikimedia Deutschland’s Twitter and Facebook accounts to accompany that.
On Meta, the translation extension is activated – so if you like, chip in and translate the stories to your language. Or just share the stories with other Wikimedians to show what kind of cool and inspiring initiatives and projects working towards Knowledge Equity we already have in the Wikimedia movement.
If you have any questions about the initiative, the stories, or what an
Advent calendar is, feel free to ask below or send me a message.