“Open the Knowledge” is our call to everyone to promote radical knowledge equity, creating a living record of history, stories, and contexts for and by all people. Biases, under-representation, and inequities in the Wikimedia movement continue to close Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects off to much of the world’s people and knowledge.
Specifically, these projects are largely missing the histories, stories, and contexts of: women and nonbinary people; those within the LGBTQI+ community; people with disabilities; and those within the global majority, including Black people, Indigenous peoples, and people of color.
We cannot achieve the sum of all human knowledge without opening our resources, projects, and work to all human beings.
We are inviting all who support our mission and participate in our movement to help open the knowledge — making it more diverse, more equitable, accessible and inclusive. Because, when we open the knowledge, we open up its power, open the possibilities, and open ourselves as a movement to a world that changes every day. We make knowledge equity a reality.