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Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Black History

We all use Wikipedia. Either when clicking on the first result when questioning our favourite search engine, or as a starting place for seeking information on a new topic. But many of us aren’t aware of the biases behind this massive collectively-written encyclopedia. Did you know, for example, that less than 20% of the editors of Wikipedia are women? There are many more (depressing) facts about Wikipedia in this great article by Victoria Leonard. Instead of focussing on the negative, however, Scholars Studio and THINC Lab invite you to join us in new monthly event: Wikipedia Hackathons.

On Thursday, February 28th, 10am - 12:30pm we’ll focus on Black History in honor of Black History Month. At these events you will be trained in how to edit and write Wikipedia articles, and provided with a list of starting places to jump in and make Wikipedia a more inclusive, diverse space on the web.

All events take place in Scholars Studio, second floor, McLaughlin Library. Participants should have laptops, but can work in pairs with a single computer as well.

Thursday, February 28, 2019
10:00am - 12:30pm
Scholars Studio Room 289
McLaughlin Library