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Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Black History

We all use Wikipedia. Either when clicking on the first result when querying 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? Or that many marginalized communities are under-represented on Wikipedia, including important articles on Black History. Scholars Studio and THINC Lab invite you to join us in new monthly Editathon event with the aim of making small changes to diversify Wikipedia.

On Thursday, February 28th, 10am - 12:30pm, we’ll focus on Black history in honor of Black History Month. With these events, we are aiming to build a community that works together to edit and write Wikipedia articles. We will provide the training to become an editor, as well as a list of starting points to jump in and make Wikipedia a more inclusive, diverse space.

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.

Date:
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Time:
9:00am - 11:30am
Location:
Scholars Studio Room 289
Campus:
McLaughlin Library
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