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Title: Changemaker's toolbox - brainstorming introductory resources to campaigning and advocacy

Speakers:

Daria Cybulska

Daria Cybulska has worked at Wikimedia UK since 2012, initially focusing on events, outreach, partnerships, and community development, and now serving as the Director of Programmes and Evaluation. In the last few years, she collaborated on Wikimedia’s 2030 global strategy with colleagues across the globe, a process that brought many reflections about accessibility, inclusion, and equity within collaborative knowledge projects.

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Room: Room 310

Start time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 10:00:00 +0800

End time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 11:00:00 +0800

Type: Workshop

Track: Legal, Advocacy, and Risks

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 60 minutes

Do not record: false

Presentation language: en


Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

Workshop to present, gather feedback on, and build engagement for a suite of introductory materials about changemaking, advocacy, and campaigning. This addresses a skills development content gap in the 2030 implementation strategy. These materials, sitting within a portal space on Meta, could then be used by Wikimedia communities globally to facilitate their thinking on how Wikipedia can be used for change, and to build their introductory skills in advocacy. Advocacy here is thought about broadly, not just in terms of copyright lobbying, but in all areas of change making that Wikimedia has potential for.

Description[edit source]

Within the Wikimedia movement sits a great potential for making change in the world, across a huge range of societal issues (misinformation, shrinking civic space, decolonisation and knowledge equity). Because of Wikipedia’s brand, and the strength and size of the community, people in positions of power take note of us. A lot of us are, or could become, changemakers. However, within our movement, advocacy capacity development has focused on copyright public policy for people with some experience, while general skill and capacity building efforts haven’t looked at advocacy.

I’m supporting a project that hopes to address this broad advocacy capacity gap, by producing introductory materials to develop skills. This workshop will aim to present, gather feedback on, and build engagement for a suite of introductory materials about changemaking, advocacy, and campaigning. This addresses a skills development content gap in the 2030 implementation strategy. These materials, sitting within a portal space on Meta, could then be used by Wikimedia communities globally to facilitate their thinking on how Wikipedia can be used for change, and to build their introductory skills in advocacy. Advocacy here is thought about broadly, not just in terms of copyright lobbying, but in all areas of change making that Wikimedia has potential for.

Further details[edit source]

Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

  • Diversity - I believe every Wikimedian could become a changemaker, advocating for changes on any level. It’s a function that can be limited to those already with the right knowledge, though. With the additional skills that this session hopes to highlight, the diverse voices can be supported and amplified.
  • Collaboration - this session focuses on skill development and sharing resources, for the benefit of all.
  • Future - this session has a direct link to the 2030 strategy as it addresses one of its initiatives. Also, it looks to the threats to the civil society globally that loom on the horizon, and hopes for a better future - if we are equipped to advocate for it.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand