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Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for Women's History Month

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Vancouver Island University (VIU) Library

900 Fifth Street

Room 507

Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5

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Come to VIU Library’s Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in celebration of Women’s History Month! Help edit and improve Wikipedia content focused on notable women.

Wikipedia is one of the largest websites on the internet, with more than 40 million articles in more than 250 different languages, but women make up less than 10% of editors. This means women's stories aren't being told. Let's help fix that!

This is an inclusive event, and everyone is welcome. No previous editing skills or Wikipedia knowledge required — all skill levels from the novice, to the more experienced Wikipedians, are encouraged to take part! We’ll learn the basics of editing on this platform, explore women’s underrepresentation, and get to work editing live content on Wikipedia!

Snacks and refreshments will be provided to help fuel our editing!

Meet-up afterwards at VIUSU Pub!


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What's a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon?
A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is an organized event where Wikipedia editors (like you!) come together to edit and improve a specific topic or type of content, typically including basic editing training for new editors. All you need is a Wikipedia account to get started. They often involve meetups, facilitators to guide the event, and crunchy snacks. Learn more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edit-a-thon

Who should attend?
Anyone and everyone interested in learning more about editing Wikipedia, regardless of experience, gender, or background, is welcome to attend.

How do I get there?
VIU Nanaimo Campus, 900 Fifth Street
VIU Library, Building 305
Room 507

Bus: From VIU Exchange Bay bus loop, the Library is a 3 minute walk up the hill (170 m)

Parking: Pay parking is in effect on campus 8:00am - 8:00pm | For inquiries on parking please call 1-250-740-6512

Accessibility: Main floor library elevators are in operation. Elevator access cards to the 5th floor are available from the Library Service Desk

What should I bring into the event?
Bring your laptop & power cord if you can.
Don't have your own laptop? No problem! We will have a few extras on hand for those who need one.


ALSO: Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Safe Space Policy
https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Friendly_space_policy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtandFeminism/Safespacepolicy

How can I get in touch with the organisers?
E-mail us: editathon@viu.ca
More info at: libguides.viu.ca/editathon

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