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Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Women’s History

March 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wikipedia for Educators at Fordham along with Monumental Women, Women’s Activism NYC, Fordham Institute for Women and Girls, and the International Health Awareness Network will be hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on the topic of the Suffrage Movement.

Join us Wednesday, March 6th and Thursday, March 7th 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 2011 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. 


About the organizers

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.

Department of Records’ WomensActivism.NYC WomensActivism.NYC is a five-year celebration of women’s activism and the Women’s Suffrage Centennial. The New York City Department of Records and Information Services created WomensActivism.NYC to honor the anniversary of women winning the right to vote in New York State in 1917 and in the United States in 1920. Our goal is to create a permanent New York City archive of women who have made a difference through their activism and in turn inspire activism today. The women in the archive may be famous or unknown. They may have lived in the past or may still be working today. The only requirements are: they must be women and they must be activists. We’re collecting 20,000 stories by the 100th anniversary in 2020. Share a story.

Monumental Women The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund, Inc. (the Statue Fund) is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to placing the first statue honoring women’s history in New York City’s Central Park. With support from the New York City Parks Department and the Central Park Conservancy, our statue site will be on the northwest corner of the Literary Walk portion of The Mall, the widest pedestrian path in Central Park. They are currently in the process of commissioning and endowing the monument, which will honor Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and other pioneers in the battle for women’s right to vote and the larger movement for women’s rights. Monumental Women is also working on a comprehensive education campaign that will contain information about many women who were a part of the nearly 80-year effort to get the Nineteenth Amendment passed, as well as developing additional statues and public recognition for women and people of color.

Fordham Institute for Women and Girls was established in 2001 and works to promote gender equality by addressing all forms of discrimination against women and girls locally and globally. Institute members engage in interdisciplinary education, research and practice activities that work to foster gender equality and each of the following. Expand our understanding of the problems facing girls and women, such as poverty, ageism, sexism and racism; Improve programs and the delivery of services for girls, women and their children; Help prevent inequity and injustice towards women and girls by influencing public and university policy; Promote the integration of content on women and girls into social work curricula.

International Health Awareness Network (IHAN) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, non-governmental organization in consultative status with Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and Department of Public Information (DPI) of the United Nations. IHAN works with the United Nations and other organizations to advocate and implement programs and policies that improve women’s and children’s health and quality of life. IHAN focuses on educating, empowering, and providing health care to women and children with a focus on under served socioeconomic groups. They also develop, fund and implement health projects, i.e. mass immunization, primary health care screening, treatment and educational workshops.

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.


March 6, 2019
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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