The Northwest Vista College Library is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on March 28th, 2021 for Women's History Month.
Why We are Editing?
Wikipedia's gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey 2010 UNU-MERIT Survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female; more recent research 2013 Benjamin Mako Hill survey points to 16% globally and 22% in the US. The data relative to trans and non-binary editors is basically non-existent. That's a big problem. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: gaps in participation create gaps in content.
We can be part of the solution and make changes. Join us for a fun and engaging editing event of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. Not sure where to get started? No worries, we will be by your side to help you along the way!
We will be focusing on improving articles by practicing research and writing skills and adding citations to credible sources to improve the quality of articles. Tutorials for beginner Wikipedians will be provided. Dive in and be bold! We need you!
Read Our Brave Space Policy:
Read the values that define our work, and our Brave Space Policy here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtandFeminism/Safespacepolicy.
Wildcat Wiki-athon: Editing as Activism
March 28, 2022 @ 1PM – 4PM
Please join us in person. This event will be held in the NVC Library*. *Virtual Zoom session depending on current COVID regulations.
ATTENTION: It will be helpful to create a Wikipedia Account before attending event.
Help is available!
Librarians can help you at all stages of the Wikipedia editing process, from creating your account to finding and adding citations. Have questions? Visit our Ask Us page to set up a virtual appointment!