2021:Submissions/VisibleWikiWomen community meetup: how far we’ve come, what future we want to build together
Speakers[edit | edit source]
Mariana Fossatti, VisibleWikiWomen coordinator, Claudia Pozo, Communications Co-Lead of Whose Knowledge?
Abstract[edit | edit source]
From 2018 to 2021, a collective of partners and friends from around the world made available nearly 17000 images of women to Wikipedia and the broader internet. But Wikipedia is still missing many images of influential women, especially black, brown, indigenous and trans/non binary women. After 4 editions of the #VisibleWikiWomen campaign we want to invite partners and contributors to celebrate our collective achievements and dream about the futures we want to build together with our upcoming campaigns.
Session Outcomes[edit | edit source]
This is a two-session workshop: Session 1: What we have done and what we have learned doing together #VisibleWikiWomen. In this session we will share the work done and the achievements made during the 4 last campaigns. We will discuss how the #VisibleWikiWomen campaign and its network of partners has been built over the years, its impacts on Wikimedia projects, the resources and methodologies developed, and the stories and learnings we have collected. Two questions will guide this discussion: how are we making women (all women) more visible on Wikipedia? What have we achieved and what is needed to have an intersectional perspective in the visual content of Wikimedia projects?
Session 2: #VisibleWikiWomen, looking ahead to build our feminist realities in the Wikimedia movement. In this second session we want to exchange ideas and proposals for upcoming campaigns. At this point, we have more questions to spark the dialogue: what kinds of activities could help to make future #VisibleWikiWomen campaigns more diverse and inclusive? Which new resources and tools would be needed? What else can we do, in this and other initiatives, to increase the visibility of women in Wikimedia projects and on the web?