Editing as Activism: Edit-A-Thon to Correct Systemic Bias in Wikipedia
Editing as Activism: Edit-A-Thon to Correct Systemic Bias in Wikipedia
WhenSaturday, Nov 2, 2019, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Campus locationAllen Library (ALB)
Campus roomResearch Commons, Allen Library South
Event typesSpecial Events
Event sponsors

Help address the systematic biases relating to gender, race, and social class that lead to underrepresentation of topics, people, and organizations on Wikipedia! Register for the Edit-A-Thon.

  • Edit and create pages that improve Wikipedia's coverage of historically marginalized communities with an emphasis on labor history found in the Labor Archives of Washington.
  • Editors of all levels of experience welcome!
  • Novice editors encouraged to attend an advance online tutorial that will be available to registrants. Support for beginners will be available onsite!
  • For experts, we will also have specialized help around linked data
  • Bring your laptops and power cords. A limited number of laptops will be available for loan.
  • We will share a list of books, articles, and archival finding aids to edit with or editors can bring their own.
  • A list of suggested entries and archival collections to add will be provided. We will help teach new editors how to edit at this workshop!
  • All are welcome; this event is geared towards University of Washington student, faculty, and community members.
  • Light refreshments will be served.

Printed: Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 5:49 PM PDT