Dear Wikimedians of Colorado User Group
I hope this email finds you well and you are staying safe amidst the
ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has brought so many unexpected changes to
our working lives.
Deborah Jacobs, our communities liaison coordinator earlier sent you an
invitation to participate in the #WPWPCampaign 2021 edition
We'd like to follow-up with you on this.
In case you missed her previous email, here is a link
add your community to the participating community list. We'd provide
additional information afterwards.
Please let us know if you require further information.
With best regards,
Project Manager and Coordinator
On behalf of the #WPWPCampaign International Organizing Team
On Sat, May 15, 2021 at 8:17 PM Deborah Jay <debjay.wpwp(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Colorado Wikimedians,
> We are inviting the *Wikimedians of Colorado User Group *to participate
> in *Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos 2021
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Pages_Wanting_Photos_2021>*, a
> global contest scheduled to run from July first through August 31, 2021:
> Participants will choose among Wikipedia pages without photo images, then
> add a suitable file from among the many thousands of photos in the
> Wikimedia Commons, especially those uploaded from thematic contests (Wiki
> Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Folklore, etc.) over the years.
> In its first year (2020), 36 Wikimedia communities in 27 countries joined
> the campaign. Events relating to the campaign included training organized
> by at least 18 Wikimedia communities in 14 countries.
> The campaign resulted in the addition of media files (photos, audios and
> videos) to more than 90,000 Wikipedia articles in 272 languages.
> Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP) offers an ideal task for recruiting
> and guiding new editors through the steps of adding content to existing
> pages. Besides individual participation, the WPWP campaign can be used by
> user groups and chapters to organize editing workshops and edit-a-thons.
> The organizing team is looking for a contact person to coordinate WPWP
> participation at the Wikimedia user group or chapter level (geographically
> or thematically) or for a language WP. We’d be glad for you to reply to
> this email, or sign up directly at WPWP Participating Communities
> Thank you,
> Deborah Schwartz Jacobs (User:Deborahjay / debjay.wpwp(a)gmail.com)
> Communities liaison coordinator
> Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos campaign
> <http://www.avg.com/email-signature?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_cam…> Virus-free.
Would you like to get more people taking part in the Wikimedia Foundation’s
Board of Trustees election?
The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees announced the plan for the 2021
That plan includes outreach and communication support for the Board
elections. The Board election facilitators will:
- Inform communities of the trustee selection process
- Invite communities to engage in voting
- Encourage people representing emerging Wikimedia communities to run as
Voter turnout in prior elections was about 10% globally. It was better in
communities with volunteer election support. Some of those communities
reached over 20% voter turnout. We know we can get more voters to help
assess and promote the best candidates, but to do that, we need your help.
We are looking for volunteers to serve as Election Volunteers. Election
Volunteers should have a good understanding of their communities. The
facilitation team sees Election Volunteers as doing the following:
- Promote the election in their communities’ channels
- Organize discussions about the election in their communities
- Translate messages for their communities
*Who are the Election Volunteers to connect your community with this
movement effort? Is it you? Or someone you know?* *Check out more details
about Election Volunteers*
add your name next to the community you will support in this table
or get in contact with a facilitator
We aim to have at least one Election Volunteer for Wiki Projects in the top
30 for eligible voters. Even better if there are two or more sharing the
Board Election Facilitator
*English language and Meta-Wiki*