Latinx in STEAM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Event Information

Date & Time
September 18, 2018 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Event Type
Workshop

Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to Latinx communities and to recognize the accomplishments of Latinx folx in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. We'll provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, in-person assistance, reference materials, and refreshments. Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. People of all backgrounds are invited to participate.

Wikimedia’s trouble in representing topics related to gender, race, and nationality are well-documented. While the reasons for the gaps are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female, queer, and PoC participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge. In an attempt to help address these issues and to broaden the community base of Wikipedians, and as part of the Latinx Heritage Month Celebrations at the University of Michigan, the Library is hosting this Latinx Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.

This event is made possible through collaborations between the University of Michigan Library, La Casa, and the Latinx Heritage Month Planning Committee.

Additional Infomation

Library Contact
Anne Cong-Huyen annech@umich.edu
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