The Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon is an annual event hosted in March. Usually held in Moffitt Library, this year's Edit-a-Thon will be virtual. The event will begin with a presentation by Dr. Alexandria Lockett scheduled from 1pm-3pm followed by a drop-in, community editing session in breakout rooms from 3pm-5pm. Wikipedians of all experience levels can "drop in" to the Zoom room to edit with other members of the community, and, in addition, newbies can attend workshops on editing.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
1pm - 5pm
To get the Zoom link, please fill out this RSVP form
This year's Edit-a-Thon keynote speaker will be Alexandria Lockett. Dr. Lockett is a professor of English at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and a scholar of Wikipedia and new media technologies.
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 on Wednesday, March 10 between 1pm-5pm for a workshop and a communal updating of Wikipedia entries.
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-thon. So, fire up your laptop and bring ideas for entries that need updating or creation! For the editing-hesitant, we urge you to drop-in. People of all races and gender identities are invited to participate. See below for more information on participation.
** Individuals not affiliated with UC Berkeley are welcome to attend! Please fill out this RSVP form to receive the Zoom link.
1:00 Presentation and Q&A with Dr. Alexandria Lockett
3:00 Open editing time (wiki helpers available)
3:15 Hands-on Workshop: Editing Basics (30 minutes) (optional - breakout room)
3:45 Open editing time (Wiki helpers available)
5:00 End of event
Open to all who have RSVPed.
Nope! We'll teach you.
Anything you'd like! Or follow these suggestions:
Don’t know what to work on? We have you covered!
Kristina Bush, Library
Savannah Cragin, American Cultures
Lynn Cunningham, Library
Ann Glusker, Library
Corliss Lee, Library
Douglas Parada, American Cultures
Margaret Phillips, Library
Stacy Reardon, Library
Victoria Robinson, American Cultures
The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact Accessibility Coordinator, Amber Lawrence at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-459-9108 within a minimum of 7-10 days in advance.