NOTE: Due to precautions surrounding attention to the COVID-19 coronavirus, this event has been postponed indefinitely, until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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March is Women's History Month! The 1000 Women in Religion Project, a major initiative of the American Academy of Religion Women’s Caucus, is working to add biographical information to Wikipedia, where over 80% of biographical entries are about men. Wikipedia’s editing interface, and a deficit of sources written about women, transgender and non-binary persons, present difficulties for new users... but that’s what this event is about: empowering novices to become Wikipedia editors and contribute to the history and ongoing unfolding of the world’s religious and wisdom traditions. Novices are very welcome! Refreshments will be provided. Bring your own computer, or RSVP and email [email protected] to request to borrow one. Join us and help #DisruptWikipedia
WHO WE ARE
Workshop co-facilitators include Darold Cuba, Wikipedian-in-Residence for Columbia University; Burke Circulation supervisor Deanna Roberts and librarian Carolyn Bratnober; and Polly Hamlen, a leader in the American Academy of Religion's 1000 Women in Religion Project.
Please RSVP/register to reserve your spot, mark your calendar, and receive important event reminders and updates. Students, faculty, and members of the public are welcome (registration is required for anyone without a current Columbia or UTS I.D. card).
BEFORE THE WORKSHOP / WHAT TO BRING
Participants must bring a laptop (or email [email protected] to request one to borrow.) To edit Wikipedia content, you must create an account in advance. New editors can read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Contributing_to_Wikipedia (attendees do not have to edit Wikipedia pages; visitors can come and observe, do research, and offer support).
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Read more about the 1000 Women in Religion Project here: http://womenscaucusaar.wixsite.com/womenscaucusaarsbl/1000-women-in-religion-project
ALREADY A WIKIPEDIA EDITOR?
Join the event dashboard: https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Columbia_University/Wikipedia_Edit-a-Thon_Part_of_the_1000_Women_in_Religion_Project_(Thursday,_March_12,_2020)
View the Wikipedia:Meetup page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/New_York_City/1000_Women_in_Religion_2020