From Wikimedia District of Columbia
Malayalam Vaccine Safety WIkipedia Edit-a-thon
- Saturday, May 8, 2021
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
- VIRTUAL EVENT
The World Health Organization has named vaccine hesitancy, or anti-vaccination, as one of the top ten threats to global health in 2019. At the same time, the spread of health-related misinformation has fuelled concerns about the potential dangers or inefficacy of vaccines.
Wikipedia is an important resource for up-to-date, accurate vaccine information, and it is currently one of the most frequently visited sites for healthcare information worldwide. Malayalam Wikimedians are now conducting a month-long edit-a-thon to expand Malayalam Wikipedia’s vaccine-related content. The partners in this initiative are NewsQ’s KNoW Science initiative, WHO’s Vaccine Safety Net, Wikimedia DC and Centre for Internet and Society.
The event will be open to anyone interested in promoting accurate vaccine information online. Training will be provided in Malayalam and English- so no experience is necessary to join the event! Learn more »
Home Rule and the Fight for DC Statehood Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
- Saturday, May 15, 2021
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
- VIRTUAL EVENT
The struggle for Home Rule and representation in Congress is a central part of the story of Washington, D.C. Join the DC History Center and Wikimedia DC for a virtual editathon to enhance Wikipedia entries relating to key figures and organizations critical to the history of Home Rule and the fight for DC Statehood.
Anyone and everyone interested in learning how to edit Wikipedia, regardless of experience or background, is welcome to virtually attend. Wikimedia DC will provide training for new editors during the first hour. Experienced editors can start editing right away. All attendees will learn about citable secondary sources that can used to create and enhance entries relating to Home Rule and DC Statehood on the world's largest reference website.
Participation instructions and the Zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the event.
This educational program is supported by a grant from the Office of the Secretary of the District of Columbia.