The Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon is an annual event hosted in March in Moffitt 405. Experienced Wikipedians can drop in to edit with other members of the community, and newbies can attend workshops on editing.
Drop in any time, stay as long as you like!
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Room 405
Wikimedia’s race and gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of participation by women and underrepresented groups. This adds up to an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge.
Let’s change that. Join us in 405 Moffitt Library on Tuesday, March 5 between 12noon-5:00pm for an all day communal updating of Wikipedia entries. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and refreshments. Drop in any time; brief trainings take place every hour on the hour.
Art+Feminism is a national campaign improving coverage of cis and transgender women, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia, and at UC Berkeley we will team up with the American Cultures program's Race+Justice edit-a-thon. So, bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation! For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support. People of all races and gender identities are invited to participate.
Any member of the UC Berkeley community. A Cal ID card is required to enter Moffitt.
We'll always have someone available to assist you personally, or plan to participate in a workshop in Moffitt 405.
Short, 15-minute workshops will take place every hour on the hour. The first will immediately follow the welcome speech.
Nope! We'll teach you.
Anything you'd like! Or follow these suggestions:
Addressing Racism and Sexism in Wikipedia
Thursday, February 28, 2019
6:00p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Free Speech Movement Cafe, Moffitt Library
Speakers: Victoria Robinson (American Cultures Center, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women's Studies), Juana Maria Rodriguez (Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, and Performance Studies) Merrilee Proffitt (OCLC Research)
Though Wikipedia has in many ways democratized the information landscape, racial and gender bias in Wikipedia is well-documented. The alarming lack of women editors and editors of color has resulted in both biased and absent information in one of the most important collective knowledge repositories.
More information here: Free Speech Movement Cafe Educational Programs Series
Jean Cheng, Academic Innovation Studio
Lynn Cunningham, Library
Rebecca Dizon, DH at Berkeley
Corliss Lee, Library
Chris Marino, Environmental Design Archives
Douglas Parada, American Cultures
Margaret Phillips, Library
Stacy Reardon, Library, co-chair
Victoria Robinson, American Cultures
Emily Vigor, Environmental Design Archives, co-chair
Lara Wolfe, Berkeley Center for New Media
The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor -- ideally at least two weeks prior to the event.