Emory’s 2024 Women of Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on March 28

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In honor of Women’s History Month in March, join us on Thursday, March 28 to help edit Wikipedia to make sure women are represented. Only 19.77% of English Wikipedia biographies profile women, according to the Women in Red Project. 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 ninth 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 in person.

We invite all Emory students, faculty, and staff to participate!

To sign up, please RSVP at emorywikiwomen.com 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: Thursday, March 28, 2024

Time: 3-5 p.m. 

Locations: In person at Woodruff Library, 3rd floor, Rooms 312 & 314 – please RSVP at emorywikiwomen.com. Light refreshments will be provided. 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 2024 Women of Wikipedia Edit-a-thon research guide.

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— by Jennifer Elder, librarian for education, psychology, and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies