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Immigrants+Allies Wikipedia Edit-a-thon - 2019

This guide provides information about the event, Immigrants+Allies: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, and what you can do to participate.

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm (drop in any time or stay the duration)

William T. Young Library, Basement (the Hub), B-108C

Enjoy a free pizza dinner at 5:00 pm    


As the most expansive and popular, crowdsourced knowledge base, Wikipedia is often the go-to, first stop for student researchers.  But let’s not mistake expansive for exhaustive. Wikipedia continues to suffer from systemic bias and inequality, knowledge gaps, unverified information, dead links, misspellings, and vandalism.  Let’s contribute to the world’s largest, public knowledge base by improving it! It’s a lot easier to do than you may think. With minimal guidance you can learn how to make small changes that make a big difference.  

Join us for the 2019 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!  Whether you are an experienced Wikipedian or a beginner, at this Edit-a-thon you can make an important impact on a resource that many of us use.  Though you would be free to focus on any kind of content you would like, this year we will be focusing our Edit-a-thon on information gaps related to immigrants and migrants.  This is an opportunity for you to be an “information ally” for an underrepresented and marginalized group of people.

And did we mention pizza?  Yes, there will be pizza and soda provided midway through the Edit-a-thon.  Come join us any time between 3:00 and 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 10th in William T. Young Library’s Hub, room B-108C.