Sharing the announcement here as well: On August 18, 13:00 UTC (your time), the quarterly conversation hour of @Mdennis_WMF will take place. Maggie’s role is VP of Community Resilience & Sustainability, and topics within scope for this call include Movement Strategy coordination, Board Governance, Trust and Safety (and the Universal Code of Conduct), Community Development, and Human Rights.
The conversation will take place on Zoom – if you want to join, simply send a short message to email@example.com and you’ll receive the Zoom invite. There will be also a live stream on Youtube, which can be watched afterward on-demand as well.
If you’re not sure if you will be able to attend, you can also send your question in advance (via firstname.lastname@example.org), post them here, or during the call in the Youtube chatbox.
More info on Meta.
I’m Maggie Dennis, the Foundation’s Vice President of Community Resilience & Sustainability. I wanted to remind you that this event is in three days, in case you aren’t exhausted after an amazing Wikimania and want to connect with me. Any Wikimedian in good standing (that is, not Foundation or community banned) is welcome to attend or submit questions. Given everything else going on, I won’t be surprised if it’s a rather low-key conversation.
- I can’t and won’t discuss specific Trust & Safety cases. Instead, I can discuss Trust & Safety protocols and practices and approaches as well as some of the mistakes we’ve made, some of the things I’m proud of, and some of the things we’re hoping to do.
- I will not respond to comments or questions that are disrespectful to me, to my colleagues, or to anyone in our communities. I can talk civilly about our work even if you disagree with me or I disagree with you. I won’t compromise on this.
Oh! The YouTube link is also available now. Conversation Round on Community Resilience & Sustainability with Maggie Dennis - YouTube
Hope to see some of you there!
We started late because of some technical difficulties, but we will keep the time at one hour. It’s called a “Conversation Channel” after all.