Global Women Wikipedia Write-In - #GWWI

Friday, April 26, 2013 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
On April 26th, the Rewriting Wikipedia Project will host the Global Women Wikipedia Write-In #GWWI will be the first of a series of events sponsored by the Rewriting Wikipedia Project to address inequalities in Wikipedia. It builds on the success of the #TooFEW Feminists Engage Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon in March. We welcome you to join us virtually on Friday, April 26, 2013 from 1-3PM EST for the Global Women Wikipedia Write-In #GWWI.

THE GLOBAL WOMEN WIKIPEDIA WRITE-IN #GWWI

April 26, 2013, 1-3pm EST 

Wikipedia Meetup Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/globalwomen

On April 26th, the Rewriting Wikipedia Project will host the  Global Women Wikipedia Write-In #GWWI will be the first of a series of events sponsored by the Rewriting Wikipedia Project to address inequalities in Wikipedia. It builds on the success of the #TooFEW Feminists Engage Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon in March.  We welcome you to join us virtually on Friday, April 26, 2013 from 1-3PM EST for the Global Women Wikipedia Write-In #GWWI, we encourage editors to draw on their knowledge and experience to contribute entries and information on women around the world to Wikipedia.

How can you participate?

  1. Contribute to the list of Wikipedia entries that we should edit or improve. Add your ideas to the working list here or in the comments below. You can find ‘stub’ articles — those that have been marked as needing further information — by searching various categories.

  2. Sign up for a Wikipedia account (we recommend using a pseudonym).

  3. Watch this video to learn how to edit Wikipedia. Be sure to set aside some time for this video. It’s an hour long, and we recommend clicking on FLASH – it tends to play better that way. If you don’t have time to do this, join the hashtag on Twitter or our designated chatroom to ask questions or share your experiences.

  4. Review our resources for writing Wikipedia entries that stick and our useful links.

  5. Don’t want to write? Add images to feminist articles. Here is the image use policy for Wikipedia.

  6. Track our work and tweet your own using the Twitter hashtag #GWWI.

  7. Join us on Friday, April 26th from 1-3PM EST from your own computer!

Expand the Rewriting Wikipedia Project

  • Teachers – Do your students need extra credit? Can Rewriting Wikipedia become a class project?

  • Students – Are you learning about some really cool people in Race and Ethnic Studies/Trans*/Queer/Women’s Studies/Postcolonial Studies who don’t have wiki pages or have pages with incorrect information? You can fix that!

  • Friends – Do you know other folks who should know about our work? Please send this link to activists, faculty or others who might be interested in participating. Everyone is welcome!

  • Organizations – Do you know organizations  that have information on different communities, histories, projects that should be added to Wikipedia?

  • Too swamped to edit right now but want to contribute? Add your idea to our list.

Additional Resources from the Rewriting Wikipedia Project

 

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