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Editing as Activism: Edit-A-Thon to Correct Systemic Bias in Wikipedia
Editing as Activism: Edit-A-Thon to Correct Systemic Bias in Wikipedia
WhenSaturday, Nov 2, 2019, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Campus locationAllen Library (ALB)
Campus roomResearch Commons, Allen Library South
Event typesSpecial Events
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Description

Help address the systematic biases relating to gender, race, and social class that lead to underrepresentation of topics, people, and organizations on Wikipedia! Register for the Edit-A-Thon.

  • Edit and create pages that improve Wikipedia's coverage of historically marginalized communities with an emphasis on labor history found in the Labor Archives of Washington.
  • Editors of all levels of experience welcome!
  • Novice editors encouraged to attend an advance online tutorial that will be available to registrants. Support for beginners will be available onsite!
  • For experts, we will also have specialized help around linked data
  • Bring your laptops and power cords. A limited number of laptops will be available for loan.
  • We will share a list of books, articles, and archival finding aids to edit with or editors can bring their own.
  • A list of suggested entries and archival collections to add will be provided. We will help teach new editors how to edit at this workshop!
  • All are welcome; this event is geared towards University of Washington student, faculty, and community members.
  • Light refreshments will be served.

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