In honor of Women’s History Month in March, join us on March 29 and help edit Wikipedia to make sure women are represented. Only 19.16% of English Wikipedia biographies profile women, according to the Women in Red WikiProject. The Women of Wikipedia Edit-a-thon strives to write more articles about notable women of all races, nationalities, and ethnicities (including transgender and nonbinary individuals).
This is the eighth year that the Emory Libraries and Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) will host a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to improve the coverage of women in Wikipedia by training new Wikipedia editors. This year’s Edit-a-thon will be hosted both in person and virtually via Zoom. We invite all Emory faculty, staff, and students to participate.
To sign up, please RSVP here and then join the editing dashboard so that your edits can be counted during the event. Be sure to create a Wikipedia account if you don’t already have one.
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Locations: In person at Woodruff Library, 3rd floor, Rooms 312 & 314, and virtual via Zoom – please RSVP to receive Zoom link. Light refreshments will be provided for those who attend in person. Don’t forget to bring your own laptop!
This event is made possible with support from Art+Feminism, a global campaign that supports improving articles about women and aims to encourage more women to become Wikipedia editors.
For more information, please see Emory’s 2023 Women of Wikipedia Editathon web guide.