Initiatives

We collaborate with community organizers, technologists, activists, academics, researchers, artists, libraries, archives, museums, and others around the world to center and share marginalized communities’ knowledge online.

 

Grace Banu

Grace Banu, image by P.ABHIJITH, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

#VisibleWikiWomen

Wikimedians and allies around the world, in partnership with Whose Knowledge?, hosted a challenge to add more images of women to Wikipedia throughout March 2018. Together, we can make notable women, who are often literally invisible online because they’re missing an image, more visible both on Wikipedia and the broader internet.

We won’t stop here! We invite women’s and feminist organizations, Wikipedia editors, user groups, chapters, and other partners around the world to collaborate with us in this effort, by uploading images to Commons under the VisibleWikiWomen category, and using the hashtag #VisibleWikiWomen to raise awareness. Stay tuned for future #VisibileWikiWomen challenges and edit-a-thons. Learn more

 

Dalit History Month

Dalit History Month Wikipedia edit-a-thon, image by Zhengan, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Equality Labs has been part of a collective organizing Dalit History Month for several years, with an aim to share the contributions to history from Dalits around the world. We’ve partnered to support Dalit organizers based in the U.S. and India to support mapping Dalit knowledge, compiling sources, and adding content to Wikipedia via several international edit-a-thons. Learn more

>> Dalit Knowledge Gaps on Wikipedia

>> Exploring Dalit History Month 2017

 

 

 

Launching the Kvir Arhiv

Kvir Arhiv launch, image by Azaresist, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Queer and Feminist Archives in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Okvir is a feminist LGBTQI group in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  They have been collecting digital histories for a queer archive, beginning with stories from activists and others about the 1990’s war. We’ve partnered to support queer organizers in mapping their knowledge to fill gaps in Wikipedia. Learn more

>> Queer Bosnian Knowledge Gaps on Wikipedia

>> Kvir Arhiv Timeline

 

 

 

Workshopping Wikipedia with Kumeyaay organizers, image by Stan CC-BY SA 4.0 from Wikimedia Commons

Kumayaay Native Americans on Wikipedia

The Kumeyaay-Wikipedia Initiative was developed through the efforts of Kumeyaay educators Michael Connolly Miskwish and Stan Rodriguez. We’ve been collaborating to map knowledge gaps and preferred sources for adding Kumeyaay knowledge to Wikipedia, and learn more about the tensions between indigenous knowledge and Wikipedia’s norms and values. The group is continuing to explore a range of topics today, from using Wikipedia in their classrooms, to documenting oral histories online.

>> Kumeyaay Wikipedia Workshop

>> Kumeyaay Knowledge Gaps on Wikipedia

>> Sources for Kumeyaay and California history