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International Womxn’s Day 2020: Wikipedia Edit-athon at LADA

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Time 11:00
Date 05/03/20
Price Free

Join LADA in their Study room for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, feminism, and the arts.

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. The data relative to trans and non-binary editors is basically non-existent. That’s a big problem. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: gaps in participation create gaps in content. Let’s change that.

From 11:00 - 16:00, LADA will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, refreshments, and free internet access. Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creating. Children are welcome and can support those attending with kids – please get in touch with LADA to let them know your needs.

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