Siko Bouterse's Blog Posts
How can you be a good guest in indigenous communities, and a strong ally for marginalized communities centering their knowledge online? This guide shares recommendations for how to be a respectful guest and supportive co-conspirator with marginalized communities.
Why do we work on Wikipedia, and what are some of the decolonizing practices we bring to the online encyclopedia? This resource shares why we have decided to create and share our knowledge on Wikipedia, and how we’re doing this work.
This guide shares a set of practices and tools that marginalized communities working in different contexts have found useful for creating, growing, and sharing their community’s knowledge online.
Today we’re pleased to present the first part in a series of resources about creating and sharing knowledge by and from marginalized communities online. Whether you’re a member of a marginalized community, or an ally, these resources are here to assist you in centering knowledge from the margins. Find out more!
Many of us remain unseen and unheard, and this is made worse when our histories and knowledges are missing online. The effort to change this needs a multitude of us working together. That's the idea behind Decolonize the Internet.
Images help us make sense of the world. They are a unique form of knowledge with the potential to show us how to celebrate our differences in a way that language cannot. This is one of the reasons that the online visibility of humans, in all of our multiple and diverse forms, matters so deeply. Artist Gretchen Andrew encourages us to think about art as capable of dramatically changing the way the internet represents women and other marginalized communities.
We are hosting the first ever convening on centering marginalized knowledges online - in July 2018, Cape Town, South Africa! 75% of those online are from the global South, but hardly represented on the internet. We are bringing together community organizers, technologists, scholars, artists, Wikimedians and others, to build more awareness, allies, and joint action plans.