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WPI Wikipedia Editing Community: “Shedding Light on the Contributions of Marginalized Folks in Arts & Sciences”

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

WPI Wikipedia Editing Community: “Shedding light on the contributions of marginalized folks in Arts & Sciences”

When:             Tuesday, September 28th, 4:30-6:30PM ET

Location:        Shuster Lab for Digital Scholarship, 1st Floor Gordon Library and virtually on Zoom

Hosted by:      Francesca Bernardi, Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences; and Lori Ostapowicz-Critz, Associate Director, Gordon Library

While Wikipedia is the fifth most popular website in the world, with more than 32 million views a day, less than 18.2% of its English-language biographies are about women and the percentage is even lower for biographies of folks from other underrepresented groups. Anyone can edit Wikipedia and edit-a-thons – events in which participants work together to create and edit Wikipedia pages for a selected target group – have been successful at training new editors and improving Wikipedia’s content.

Join the WPI Wikipedia Editing Community to edit, create, and translate Wikipedia pages for folks from underrepresented and marginalized identities in Arts & Sciences. We will provide a list of suggested pages to edit, snacks, and raffle prizes. Everyone is welcome! A short training will be provided, so no editing experience is needed.

Attend in person or join us virtually by registering here: https://wpi.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3gBIL3vi8xT0o5M

 

About the WPI Wikipedia Editing Community

We are a community of Wikipedia editors (faculty, staff, and students) on WPI campus working to improve its content. In particular, we are interested in joining the existing efforts to fight Wikipedia’s gender gap and improve and create pages for people from underrepresented and marginalized identities.

  • We welcome all interested parties: from first-time editors to experienced Wikipedians.
  • We edit in several languages including English, Italian, Catalan, Spanish, and more!
  • We can help anyone get started with editing Wikipedia. Learn more about our community at: https://libguides.wpi.edu/WPI_Wikipedia_Editing_Community
 

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