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Submission no. 2002 Subject - CD
Title of the submission

Allies - Birds of a Feather

Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)

Birds of a feather discussion

Author of the submission

Seeeko, Anasuya s, Ocaasi

Language of presentation

English, but happy to co-facilitate with multilingual discussion if French or other facilitators would like to join!

E-mail address



Seeeko, Anasuya s, Ocaasi

Country of origin

United States and India

Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

This is a session for anyone who considers themselves an ally to others on Wikimedia projects! As we seek to support marginalized communities and address systemic bias on Wikimedia projects, many of us find ourselves in positions of power and privilege. In different contexts, we may be sometimes an ally or sometimes marginalized ourselves. Let's gather to discuss what we're learning from navigating these context shifts, challenges and successes in being a good ally, and how to support and encourage other allies on Wikimedia projects. As an outcome of the discussion, the group will create 1 plan of action for shared allyship practices going forward.

What will attendees take away from this session?
  • Better understanding about how to navigate between being an ally and being a member of a marginalized community (many of us are both!).
  • New allyship skills based on hearing from other allies' challenges and successes.
  • A growing support network for people who identify as allies.
Theme of presentation

WikiCulture & Community

For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?

All levels

Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)

1 hour (or whatever the standard BoF session length is)

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Is this Submission a Draft or Final?

This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

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