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Gender, Women, and Feminism Edit-a-thon

The University of Houston Libraries will host the Houston + Feminism Wiki Edit-a-thon. This is the second year for the event at the University, which focuses on creating and improving Wikipedia pages related to gender, women, and feminism.

Houston + Feminism Wiki Edit-a-thon

Houston + Feminism Wiki Edit-a-thon

The Houston + Feminism Wiki Edit-a-thon, scheduled for February 28, will bring together participants who are interested in editing and writing high-quality wiki articles. The event aims to raise the representation of women and feminist topics on Wikipedia. Attendees will receive practical instruction on wiki writing, and learn about the importance of diversifying the historic record being created on Wikipedia.

During the edit-a-thon, attendees will be given a list of suggested biographical Wikipedia pages to create or enrich and can also choose their own topic. We will also provide information resources relating to the UH Special Collections Carey Shuart Women’s Research Collection

The edit-a-thon will be held from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the MD Anderson Library Blue Wing, Room 106R. Participants are welcome to arrive and depart at their convenience. A limited number of laptops will be available; attendees are highly encouraged to bring their own. This event is open to the public.

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Written by Esmeralda Fisher on February 06th, 2018 and filed under Announcements