CFR Research Cluster Girl Studies Research Network (GSRN) and the IRDL present: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (Jan 13, 2020)

January 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
715 Kaneff Tower, York University
4700 Keele St
Dr. Natalie Coulter

The CFR Research Cluster Girl Studies Research Network (GSRN) and the York University The Institute for Research on Digital Learning (IRDL), with support from the York University and Ryerson University Libraries, present:

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Who is this for?

This is a York and Ryerson University event. All members of the community are welcome, as are all levels of experience with Wikipedia, no previous experience is necessary.

Date: Monday, January 13, 2020

Time: 1:00 - 4:00pm
Location: Kaneff Tower, room 715, York University.

Girls and Girl Studies on Wikipedia

Purpose: Why Edit?

Wikipedia is the largest and most popular general reference work on the internet with over 40 million articles in 301 languages. With about 500 million visits a month, it is important that we work together to fix the critical gaps in Wikipedia’s coverage of knowledge when it comes to marginalized groups. Did you know that only 18.12% of all Wikipedia biographies are about women and girls? We can change that with events like this one.

Our purpose is to contribute and amend meaningful content while closing the gaps and increasing visibility of underrepresented/marginalized communities.

Provide an opportunity for community engagement, promoting diversity and inclusion of both Wikipedia’s content and it’s contributors. The knowledge of marginalized communities is the knowledge of the majority of the world. How can we best support these communities to bring their knowledge onto Wikimedia projects? Learning patterns for centering marginalized knowledge:


Let us know you're coming! For fire code reasons, space is maxed at 60.

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OrganizersNatalie Coulter, Tanya Pobuda