#DisruptWikipedia Panel and Edit-a-Thon
- Columbia University Libraries
Free and open to the public | All editing experiences welcome | Registration requested but not required
About the Event
Wikipedia has become a reference website despite the fact that it is not a formally published resource paid for and edited in traditional ways. It is openly editable and updated constantly, exemplifying the phrase, “work in progress.”
Anyone can add knowledge, which dismantles the elitism of our cultural biases. Pages are created every day by people all over the world.
But what are the subjects of these pages? Who is writing them? From whose perspective?
Wikipedia has an inclusivity and privilege problem. Let’s edit.
Join us to kick-off our fall semester series of Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons, including a panel with wiki-warriors and an edit-a-thon with instruction on how to edit.
The panel will be live streamed on the Columbia Library Facebook page and will be available for later viewing.
This is a drop-in friendly event, please come for any portion of the event that you can. Refreshments will be served throughout.
- 2:00 – 3:00pm: Panel
Alice Backer and Sherry Antoine of Afrocrowd
Merrilee Proffitt, author of Leveraging Wikipedia: Connecting Communities of Knowledge
- 3:00 – 6:00pm: Edit-a-Thon
All levels welcome and instruction for beginners! We have pre-selected a number of Columbia themed pages to edit as a group.
This series will continue in October (at the School of Social Work) and November. NOTE: Sophie will report in person on what happened at this event when she is the guest on the 9/25/19 episode of Social Impact LIVE: register here.