The Movement Charter Drafting Committee (MCDC) is happy to announce the upcoming community wide consultation period to collect feedback on the sections of the Movement Charter.
At the 2022 Wikimedia Summit, the MCDC presented their first drafts that covered three sections: The Preamble, Values & Principles, and Roles & Responsibilities (intentions statement). MCDC integrated the feedback and produced updated versions of these drafts. The updated versions of the Movement Charter sections will be published on Meta after translations on November 14.
The first community-wide consultation on the Movement Charter draft content will take place from November 20 to December 18, 2022. The MCDC and representatives thereof will interact with community members via different channels to collect feedback. The consultation periods are in accordance with the existing Movement Charter timeline.
“Ask Me Anything about Movement Charter” sessions
Three “Ask Me Anything about Movement Charter” sessions have been scheduled to ensure that people are well informed to fully participate in the conversations and are empowered to contribute their perspective on the Movement Charter. During these sessions, people will learn more about the Movement Charter – its goal, purpose, why it matters, and how it impacts their community. MCDC members will attend these sessions, which will be organized and facilitated by the Movement Strategy and Governance (MSG) team.
The “Ask Me Anything about Movement Charter” sessions accommodate communities from different time zones. While the presentation part of the sessions will be recorded and shared afterwards for those who were not able to attend, the conversation part of the sessions will not be recorded for privacy reasons. A report of the conversations will be shared on Meta and on Movement Strategy Forum. Below is the list of planned events:
- Asia/Pacific: November 4, 2022 at 09:00 UTC (your local time). Interpretation is available in Chinese and Japanese.
- Europe/MENA/Sub Saharan Africa: November 12, 2022 at 15:00 UTC (your local time). Interpretation is available in Arabic, French and Russian.
- Latin America/North America/ Western Europe: November 12, 2022 at 15:00 UTC (your local time). Interpretation is available in Spanish and Portuguese.
You will find the details of the onboarding sessions on the Meta page.
How to provide feedback?
After the “Ask Me Anything about Movement Charter” sessions, the four weeks from November 20 to December 18, 2022 will be dedicated to collecting feedback from the community. There are different ways to engage with the MCDC and share feedback on the drafts and propose amendments or changes. Interested people can participate by:
- Attending the regional community conversation hours via Zoom. Details about the region-specific community conversation hours will be published here.
- Sharing feedback on the Meta Talk page or on the Movement Strategy Forum.
- Sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regional facilitators of the Movement Strategy and Governance team will reach out to communities via different channels closer to the start of the feedback cycle.
What happens after the first community wide consultation period?
After receiving feedback through multiple platforms and planned sessions, MCDC will thoroughly review the suggestions and catalog them per relevance. The committee will then incorporate the suggestions in the drafts, keeping it supportive of overall movement entities and their growth.
Movement Charter Ambassadors Program
What is the Movement Charter Ambassadors Program?
The Movement Charter Ambassadors Program is an opportunity to support individuals and groups in consulting their communities about the Movement Charter’s draft. The program has been designed in connection with the Movement Charter community consultation cycle. It is expected to serve as a resource and an opportunity for the communities to better engage with MCDC.
The goal of the Movement Charter Ambassadors Program is to ensure that all voices in the Movement are heard, especially those from emerging communities. Community members are included and engaged in the Movement Charter community review process.
Who can join the Movement Charter Ambassadors Program?
Anyone can be a Movement Charter Ambassador. Movement Charter Ambassadors are individuals or groups helping to ensure that their communities are engaged in the community review process, that their communities fully understand the Movement Charter content, and can easily provide their feedback.
Movement Charter Ambassadors can help in various ways:
- Organizing community review conversations (online/offline) in their communities, collecting their feedback, and reporting back on Meta-Wiki.
- Translating the Movement Charter content to ensure its accessibility in their own language/s.
- Distributing Movement Charter-related announcements in their communities.
Apply for a grant!
Dedicated funds are available to support interested people who intend to engage their communities in Movement Charter. More details on how to apply for the grant are here.
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