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Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Art + Feminism

March 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wikipedia for Educators at Fordham will be hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 1st from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus.

This event is designed to improve coverage of women to mitigate the gender gap on Wikipedia.  The edit-a-thon will include tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, ongoing editing support, reference materials, and refreshments. This event is free and open to the public.  People of all gender identities and expressions are encouraged to participate.

Wikipedia is the largest knowledge base on the planet and although Wikipedia is the fifth most visited website online, its lack of diverse race and gender content reflects the homogeneity of its editors.  In a 2018 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female (See Gender bias on Wikipedia).
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Questions?  Please contact Kristen Treglia:  treglia [at] fordham [dot]edu. 


Wikipedia for Educators at Fordham supports and promotes the use of Wikipedia in the classroom, organizes edit-a-thons on campus and promotes Wikipedia events in the community. This is an open group made of faculty, staff, and students. Founded in 1841, Fordham University, the Jesuit University of New York, is committed to the discovery of Wisdom and the transmission of Learning, through research and through undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality.

Wikimedia NYC is the regional Wikimedia chapter serving the New York metropolitan area. They help promote free access to the world’s knowledge in support of Wikipedia and the other projects of the Wikimedia Foundation. Wikimedia NYC is a separate organization from the Wikimedia Foundation and has no editorial control over Wikipedia or any other project hosted by the Foundation.

Details

Date:
March 1, 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Website:
fordham.edu/wikipedia

Venue

NY United States + Google Map

Organizer

Wikipedia for Educators- Kristen Treglia
Phone:
212-636-7788
Email:
treglia@fordham.edu
Website:
www.fordham.edu/wikipedia

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