CANCELLED: Women on Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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Portraits of 4 women. Text reads Missing. Have you seen these women?

Join RIT Libraries for the fourth annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in celebration of Women's History Month. Improve the representation of women on Wikipedia by editing or writing new Wikipedia entries about notable women.

No experience is necessary! RIT librarians and trained volunteers will teach participants the best practices of Wikipedia, how to create an account, and how to use Wikipedia's editing tools. We have identified entries that need to be edited or created, and we will provide the resources to make those improvements.

Participants may drop in for half an hour or stay as long as they'd like. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome to participate. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting services have been requested.

Computers are limited, so please bring a laptop or tablet if you have one. Free Wi-Fi is available on site. Light refreshments will be provided.

This event is co-sponsored by The Strong National Museum of Play, Deaf Women of RochesterFlower City Arts Center, Second Avenue Learning, the MAGIC Center, the Q CenterRIT Archive Collections, RIT Cary Graphic Arts CollectionRIT Digital Humanities and Social Sciences, RIT Student Government, RIT Division of Diversity and InclusionRIT Center for Engaged Storycraft, and RIT Women and Gender Studies Program.


Contact
Sara Kuehl
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When and Where
March 27, 2020
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Room/Location: 1st floor
Who

Open to the Public

Cost
FREE
Interpreter Requested?

Yes

Topics
community outreach
deaf community
diversity
doing good
games, film, and digital media
women