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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.

Immigrants + Allies


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 and errors related to immigrants and migrants.  This is an opportunity for you to be an “information ally” for an underrepresented and marginalized group of people.

The Wikipedia article on Immigration provides the following definition:

"Immigration is the international movement of people into a destination country of which they are not natives or where they do not possess citizenship in order to settle or reside there, especially as permanent residents or naturalized citizens, or to take up employment as a migrant worker or temporarily as a foreign worker."


Getting Started

There are a number of different ways you can search for information gaps and errors on the subject of immigrants and migrants.

  1. Look for a relevant article on the Wikipedia page Articles with Unsourced Statements.  
    1. ‚ÄčArticles with unsourced statements on the general topic of immigration start here.
  2. Search for a particular person who is/was an immigrant or migrant worker.  For instance, the famous Madeleine Albright has an article in Wikipedia that has several notes indicating "citation needed."  Can you find the source to verify those statements?  The article on Joseph Pulitzer also needs some statements verified.
  3. Start a new article (or contribute to an existing one) on an immigrant or migrant worker who is not represented in Wikipedia.  Here's a list to get started!