Apologies for crossposting, see the opportunity below. 



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From: Alex Stinson <astinson@wikimedia.org>
Date: Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 10:23 AM
Subject: Help us organize for #WikiForHumanRights!
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>

Hello all,

We are excited for #WikiForHumanRights -- at the office hours and afterwards community groups throughout the movement have already connected with us about organizing. This year we are going to focus on the "right to a healthy environment" and we need your help! 

What can you do?

If you like to organize an event, we have created a list of ideas at: https://w.wiki/33kh. You can also learn more about kinds of activities from our last office hour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_QEE60hcFk  Keep in mind that we are support rapid grants to help you go further by means of financial support rapid grants will be available through April 15 -- please apply any time during that window through the application process.

If you are organizing an event, please add it to the table at: https://w.wiki/35gK

We will also have a content-writing challenge with prizes from April 15 - May 15 you can learn more about the challenge and sign up for the challenge at:  https://w.wiki/35gE 

We also have developed a draft list of articles to be created or enriched with UN Human Rights: https://w.wiki/33ki . We hope these inspire you to think about what your community could do to fill the gaps on your wikis about the right to  healthy environment: this could include topics related to human rights, climate or environmental justice, communities impacted by environmental health issues, or similar.

We encourage working on Wikipedia and on sister projects: Commons, Wikidata, Wiktionary ... etc. 

If you have a question, you can send us an email (Alex Stinson: astinson@wikimedia.org, Michel Bakni: mbakni-ctr@wikimedia.org), or you can attend the support and mentoring meeting we are organizing on Zoom on at 14:00 (GMT)  18 March 2021. [1]

Alex Stinson and Michel Bakni 

Wikimedia Foundation Campaigns Team

[1]  https://wikimedia.zoom.us/j/95654457998?pwd=ajQ5V3pabExuUnU2VmdvT2RKMURKdz09

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From: Alex Stinson <astinson@wikimedia.org>
Date: Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 10:53 AM
Subject: WikiForHumanRights at Campaign Team Office Hours and upcoming WMSusDev meeting
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>

Dear Community, 

As we announced during December,[1] this year’s WikiForHumanRights campaign will be arriving for Earth Day this year: April 15-May 15. The theme is “Right to a Healthy Environment” -- connecting the 20th Birthday “Human” theme with the global conversations about COVID-19, environmental crisis, like climate change, and human rights.You can learn more about the theme at our under-development home page. [2] 

The campaign will have two parts: a challenge, like the WikiGap Challenge, and decentralized digital and in-person events (where COVID-19 risk assessments allow).

We need your help organizing the decentralized events -- and will be supporting development of activities through mentoring and rapid grants.  


Do you want to be part of organizing?  The Campaigns Team at the Wikimedia Foundation invites you to: 

  • the upcoming Wikimedians for Sustainable Development meeting on 21 February at 11:00am UTC [3] 

  • Our next virtual office hour on 25 February 2021 at 3:00pm UTC via zoom.[4] 


If you are interested, but can’t attend the meeting: you can also join the Wikimedians for Sustainable Development communication channels for general updates [5] or the WikiForHumanRights telegram channel, where we will share more updates for organizers [6].


Please forward this information to movement organizers who you think will be interested. 

Looking forward to talking with you soon! 


Alex Stinson


[1] https://diff.wikimedia.org/2020/12/10/wikiforhumanrights-2021-help-share-human-rights-knowledge-on-wikipedia-and-beyond/ 

[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiForHumanRights

[3 ]https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedians_for_Sustainable_Development/Next_meeting 

[4] See https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Campaigns/Foundation_Campaigns_Team#Office_Hour_4:_WikiForHumanRights_2021 or https://wikimedia.zoom.us/j/97336292017

[5] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedians_for_Sustainable_Development#Communication_channels 

[6] https://t.me/joinchat/Ifp3xRo2fEIk_ecpZLdTEg 

Alex Stinson 
Senior Program Strategist
Wikimedia Foundation
Twitter: @sadads

Learn more about how the communities behind Wikipedia, Wikidata and other Wikimedia projects partner with cultural heritage organizations: https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM