WikiForBlackClimateRights edit-a-thon at Ibadan
An edit a thon in Lagos, Ibadan and Oshogbo in February!
We will organize a series of edit a thon where participants interested in climate and human right activism will gather to contribute and edit climate activists articles in Africa to celebrate black history month and human rights.
What is Black History Month?
Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed unofficially in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated in February.
Kick off of a Black History month event
Why are we doing this?
Inspired from the story of Vanessa Nakate which broke the interent as a result of been cropped out from a photo which raises alot of concerns and the impact the creation of a wikipedia page for her did to amplify her voice which has led to the creation of other African climate activists Wikipedia page which include Adenike Oladosu, Maria Auma and Elizabeth Wathuti. This edit a thon will only bring more voices to bearing and also expose the participants to the method of contributing to Wikipedia with focus on writing, improving and translating articles related to the black human rights scene.
The editathon is the result of a collaboration with the Eleven Eleven Foundation, ILeadeClimate and Rising Movements, who will provide the participants and also open its territory doors to host our edit-a-thon and, mostly, will provide us with references to use while writing articles.
The other goal of this project is to engage the local community in Nigeria to join our movement and start editing with us.
WikiForHumanRights is an international initiative for celebrating the signing of the Universal declaration of Declaration of Human Rights by strengthening the factual coverage of human rights on Wikipedia.