Movement Charter Drafting Committee's casual updates

Hi everyone,

Here comes casual updates from the Communications subcommittee with regards to the upcoming conferences and the past events. You are welcome to share your feedback and interact with the members of the MCDC attending these conferences.

Upcoming conferences with MCDC members attending in October/November:

  • WikiArabia (28 - 30 October): Anass, Ravan, Reda will facilitate a discussion about the Movement Charter. Additional sessions include a conversation about the roles & responsibilities, and a conversation about hubs.
  • WikiIndaba (4 - 6 November): Anass will present a Movement Charter update.
  • WikiCon francophone (17 - 20 November): Anass, Georges and Reda will present a Movement Charter session.
  • WikiConNL (19 November): Ciell will present a Movement Charter update.

Past events:

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Looking forward to meet @Anass at WikiIndaba for his presentation.

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I hope you enjoyed the conversations in Dubai, and found them helpful and informative!!

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Casual updates from the Communications subcommittee:

The Movement Charter Drafting Committees’ members participated in the first “Ask Me Anything about Movement Charter” session focused on the Asia-Pacific region.

The recordings of the presentation of this session is now accessible in Japanese and Mandarin on Commons. Should you have any questions about the presentation, feel free to ask them on this topic in any language.

The next two “Ask Me Anything about Movement Charter” sessions will take place this Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 15.00-16.30 UTC. Language interpretation will be provided, please join and learn more about the Movement Charter.

  • Join the “Ask Me Anything about Movement Charter” session for MENA/Sub Saharan Africa and Europe here

  • Join the “Ask Me Anything about Movement Charter” session for the Americas and Western Europe here

Casual updates from the 13 November MCDC meeting

The MCDC met for their regular biweekly meeting. In the first half of the meeting, the Committee resolved several topics regarding attendance in upcoming convenings in an executive session. The Committee then invited Claudia Garád to present about the state of Hubs initiatives in Europe and several ideas surrounding its development, followed by a question and answer portion. In the second half of the meeting, the Committee was joined by Chuck Roslof, the Wikimedia Foundation’s lead counsel, to discuss several outstanding points regarding the legal review of the Preamble and Values & Principles chapter drafts. Concluding the meeting, the Committee members discussed several action points from the last meeting and housekeeping details.

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November 24, 2022
Communications sub committee casual updates:

The first regional community conversation hour focused on Northern and Western Europe to collect feedback on the draft sections of the Movement Charter was held on November 20, 2022. During the meeting, participants had the opportunity to share their opinions on the draft content in breakout rooms. You can watch the recording of the summaries of breakout discussions here.

Upcoming regional meetings for this week:

  • November 25 at 17.00-18.30 UTC – Sub-Saharan Africa region, with interpretation available in French.
  • November 26 at 15.00-16.30 UTC – CEE and CA region focused, with interpretation available in Russian and Polish.

Please find more details here.

2023

Casual updates from the 9 January MCDC meeting: The MCDC met for their first regular biweekly meeting for 2023. The Committee welcomed two new facilitators contracted to facilitate the Committee works. They then reviewed the action items from previous meetings and provided instructions for Foundation staff on several action items. The Committee discussed and gave further feedback on the proposed ratification methodology document and its outreach plan, planned for an upcoming Committee meeting with Foundation chief executive officer Maryana Iskander, heard updates and made decisions on the planned in-person Committee meetings for the next few quarters, and also discussed the preliminary results of the first community consultation on the draft Charter that was wrapped up on mid-December 2022. In addition, the Committee also reviewed a proposal regarding inviting individuals of certain expertise to advise on the Charter works.

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Casual updates from the 5 February MCDC meeting: The Committee members worked virtually from February 3rd to 5th, 2023 on the content of four new chapters for the Charter: Global Council, Hubs, Decision Making, and Roles & Responsibilities by forming smaller drafting groups. During the full Committee meeting on February 5th, representatives from each of these drafting groups reported on the progress made during the virtual work sessions. After each presentation, there was a designated time for questions and discussions to help the drafting groups identify a clear vision for working on the chapter content in the following days. This virtual meeting was planned to utilise the time Committee members reserved for an in-person meeting that could not be arranged. The Committee was also joined by their new facilitators and the visual scribers whose presentation of the discussions will be shared in the next updates.