From Wikimedia District of Columbia
WikiGap Edit-a-thon – Kicking Off the Global Campaign
- Monday, March 8, 2021
- VIRTUAL EVENT
Welcome to the fourth annual WikiGap Campaign! Join us in celebrating International Women's Day, by working for concrete change: editing and creating Wikipedia articles, and making women more visible online.
We will kick off the WikiGap Challenge, give the floor to experts on gender policies and rights, learn how to edit Wikipedia – or for those of you who already know, spend the time with making some concrete action.
The event will take place via Zoom. Everyone who has registered will receive a Zoom link after registration closes. The initial parts will be livestreamed on Wikimedia Sverige social media platforms, but the following editathon will be restricted to pre-registered users.
Introduction (2pm London time)
Training on how to edit (2.30 pm London time)
Two hours editing (3.30 pm London time)
Anyone who is an experienced user can join a breakout room for editing instead of the training.
Food Safety and Modernization Act Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
- Tuesday, March 23, 2021
- VIRTUAL EVENT
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), enacted by Congress in 2011, is a comprehensive update of federal food safety laws. It addresses preventable foodborne illness, monitors the global food supply chain, and ensures human and animal food safety. Rather than a system that responds to foodborne illness, FSMA works to prevent it. Following its enactment, the FDA created seven comprehensive new regulations to enforce the law. These regulations touch on nearly every aspect of the food supply chain.
We will start the day with remarks from Paul Wester, Director of the National Agricultural Library, and follow with a panel of guests who will speak about the history, context, and future of FSMA. Following the speakers, we will hold a training session for those new to - or need a refresher on - Wikipedia editing. A worklist of FSMA topics and pages will be provided, including growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce; mandatory controls for food facilities; and monitoring and corrective action of intentional adulteration of food.
To close the day, we will hold a question and answer session.
This event is presented by the National Agricultural Library with support from Wikimedia DC. Learn more »
Wikipedia & Women in Science: Smithsonian Groundbreakers Edit-a-thon
- Thursday, March 25, 2021
- VIRTUAL EVENT
Wikipedia is an openly editable resource, meaning that you can improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries. As one of the web’s most visited reference sites, Wikipedia serves as a starting point for many individuals looking to learn about art, history, and science.
During this training, attendees of all experience levels will learn the basics of how to edit Wikipedia by updating articles related to the history of women in science in the United States in connection with the Funk List.
This event is planned in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution Archives and the Smithsonian American Women's Initiative, a multiyear undertaking to document, research, collect, display, and share the history of women in the United States.