Wikipedia for Peace: Climate Justice [Online Camp]
Description: Our planet is being destroyed and we need to stand up against this! We need to become active on different levels, be it in the streets or in online spaces. In this online camp, which is part of the bigger “Wikipedia for Peace” project and cooperation between SCI and Wikimedia Switzerland, you will get to know Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. You will also learn about climate justice and get inspired to become a climate activist!
Type of Work: Doing research for Wikipedia articles online about climate activists and climate justice, writing new articles and improving existing ones. The project organizers will prepare a list of articles around people and topics that are related to camp topic. Every day we have ca. 3 hours in the afternoon (Central European Time) where we gather in Zoom. And in the mornings you can work individually or in small groups. You don’t have to have knowledge on Wikipedia already.
Study Theme: There will be a big emphasis on studying in this camp. We will learn how to write good Wikipedia articles. We will learn about the principles behind Wikimedia projects as well as free licences/open content philosophy in general. We will learn about climate justice and climate activism. We will get to know more about amazing people that are fighting against climate change - through our own research, through exchange with other participants and through external inputs.
Accommodation: Your own bedroom! :)
Language: We will speak English in the group. You can write Wikipedia articles in any language you want. We encourage you to write in your native language.
Requirements: You need a laptop (smartphones or tablets won't work) and a good internet connection that works with video calls. It is crucial for us that you enjoy writing and that you are interested in peace and climate justice. Please send us a motivation letter stating why you are interested in working on Wikipedia articles about climate justice as well as confirming your availability during the project.
Notes: Here is the page of the Wikipedia for Peace project with reports on all previous camps: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_for_Peace