Grants:IdeaLab/Getting up to speed on WWII Japanese American history
What is the problem you're trying to solve?
As in the real world in the US, the history of WWII exclusion and incarceration of people of Japanese descent is written about sporadically and inconsistently throughout Wikipedia. During a time when certain groups are threatened with exclusion from the US based on ethnicity and religious affiliation, it seems appropriate to beef up the information that we have already on a past historical misdeed on a government scale.
What is your solution?
Incorporating Densho.org as a resource, create new and expand upon current entries around the topic.
Who will you be doing outreach with?
The Japanese American communities via the Japanese American Citizens League and word of mouth.
About the idea creator
I've been a Wikipedia editor since July 2007 and have participated in eight copy editor backlog drives, and interviewed for the program coordinator position for Art+Feminism.
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Does your idea not require funding, but you're not sure about what to do next? Not sure how to start a proposal on your local project that needs consensus? Contact Chris Schilling on-wiki at I JethroBT (WMF) (talk · contribs) or via e-mail at cschillingwikimedia.org for help!