Celebrate Women’s History Month With a Wikipedia-Thon at Weeksville


    Scholars and specialists are gathering at Weeksville History Center to focus on the importance of acknowledging the contributions of women and you can play a role in the day.

    Visiting scholar Darold Cuba, Columbia’s first Wikipedia Fellow and Wikimedian-In-Residence, will moderate a panel discussion with a diverse group of specialists in a conversation about their work in exploring identity, parity and knowledge-sharing. After the panel, attendees will participate in a Wikipedia editing training workshop focused on building the content and improving the accuracy of women’s stories online. In keeping with the origins of Weeksville, there will be a particular focus on women’s contributions to free communities of color.

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    Dr. Susan Smith McKinney Steward. Photo via “Fifty Years in the Gospel Ministry From 1864 to 1914” by Rev. T.G. Steward

    To participate, make sure to bring a laptop for the easiest editing experience. Since the goal is to make sure stories are accurate and informed, scholarly works from which to cite will be available but feel free to bring some appropriate materials of your own.

    The event takes place on Saturday, March 9 from 12 to 4 p.m at Weeksville Heritage Center at 158 Buffalo Avenue in Crown Heights. It’s free and open to the public, but you should register for the day at the event page here.

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