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Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Immigrants & Allies

As the most expansive and popular crowdsourced knowledge base, Wikipedia is often the go-to, first stop for many as a quick information resource. But let’s not mistake expansive for exhaustive.  Wikipedia continues to suffer from systemic bias and inequality, knowledge gaps, unverified information, dead links, misspellings, and vandalism. Let’s contribute to the world’s largest, public knowledge base by improving it! It’s a lot easier to do than you may think.  With minimal guidance you can learn how to make small changes that make a big difference.

Join us for the 2019 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon! Whether you are an experienced Wikipedian or a beginner, at this Edit-a-thon you can make an important impact on a resource that many of us use. Though you would be free to focus on any kind of content you would like, this year we will be focusing our Edit-a-thon on information gaps related to immigrants and migrants. This is an opportunity for you to be an “information ally” for an underrepresented and marginalized group of people.

And did we mention pizza? Yes, there will be pizza and soda provided midway through the Edit-a-thon.

Come join us any time between 3:00 and 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 10th in William T. Young Library’s Hub, room B-108C.  If you are planning to participate, please RSVP here.

For questions about the Edit-a-thon, contact Jennifer Hootman at jlhootman@uky.edu

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