Georgetown University Women’s History Month Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
- Friday, March 15, 2024
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
- Georgetown University
The theme for Women’s History Month this year at Georgetown University is “It’s all the Rage,” where we will engage feminist rage and emotion from intersectional lenses.
Did you know that only 15% of contributors to Wikipedia are women?
Did you know that women only appear in just over 20% of all images of human beings on Wikimedia Commons?
Did you know efforts are happening around the world to address the “gender gap” on Wikipedia?
Join the Georgetown community to help close this gender gap on Wikipedia by increasing the representation of underrepresented groups — in both Wikipedia content and contributors — on topics such as women in politics, women in STEM, and women in the arts. There will be hands-on training provided by representatives from Wikimedia DC.
No Wikipedia editing experience necessary.
Bring your own laptop. Snacks will be provided.
This event is open to Georgetown Students, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni. Learn more »
Becoming Visible Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
- Wednesday, March 27, 2024
11 AM – 2 PM
Did you know that less than 20% of biographies in English-language Wikipedia are about women? Help change that by joining the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum on March 27th for a Wikipedia edit-a-thon. Attendees will edit and create Wikipedia articles inspired by the museum’s first digital exhibition, “Becoming Visible.”
This event will have two parts:
1) Getting started with Wikipedia edits: 11am-12pm
2) Wikipedia edit-a-thon: 12pm-2pm
Attendees can join us for one of both parts depending on their availability and experience with Wikipedia editing. New editors are encouraged to attend the introductory session at 11am.
This event is presented with support from Wikimedia DC.