Wikipedia for Peace:
A Centenary of
Peace Activism

Action for Peace #44

What is it about?

Together with other movements for International Voluntary Service, SCI is celebrating its centenary this year. We want to look at these 100 years of peace activism, within SCI and elsewhere – what movements evolved, who were/are the activists? Wikipedia has the potential to democratise knowledge – to make it accessible to everybody. We in SCI see this democratisation of knowledge as a contribution towards global justice, and we see a lot of similarities in Wikipedia culture and SCI culture.

That is why we are joining efforts to edit Wikipedia together with volunteers from Wikimedia Poland. Writing and editing Wikipedia articles, one also needs the skills to do research, to verify information, and work with sources – skills that become more and more important due to the surge of fake news.

 

practical information

We would like to have a daily schedule, starting at 10am CEST with a videocall to start the day together, short discussion about the topics and edits, as well as some online dynamics. We will then continue editing individually or in small groups for 3 hours with a break to talk to the Wikipedia expert and exchange some technicalities and good practices. The schedule is also somewhat open to your suggestions. In total, the online workcamp will take about 5 hours daily. We will prepare a list of suggestions of topics and articles to work on, but you are very welcome to bring your own ideas!

Here you can find the meta page of the Wikipedia for Peace projects.
And here is a video from a previous Wikipedia for Peace workcamp with SCI Switzerland, to get inspired.

Read more & apply 👉 here

Date: 20th until the 22nd of June, 2020

Location: Online, Worldwide

Implemented by: SCI Poland

Email: incoming@jedenswiat.org.pl

Website: jedenswiat.org

Wikipedia for Peace - A Centenary of Peace Activism
Wikipedia for Peace - A Centenary of Peace Activism