Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon for Election 2016
Over 40 CSUN students, staff, and faculty members came together on Tuesday to make Wikipedia a useful tool for Californians considering the ballot measures this November. The group editing session was part of Oviatt’s contribution to InnovateLA.
New Wikipedians learned about Wikipedia markup, citation style, and editorial standards. Together we created and fleshed out 16 entries in Wikipedia, linking the free encyclopedia to authoritative sources, and enriching it for any reader world-wide.
But encyclopedia basics aren’t always enough. On Friday, October 21, Oviatt Library will host an in-depth panel discussion about the ballot measure with the most undecided voters: Proposition 60.
The Proposition on Porn (Plus Pizza): What’s at Stake this November
Proposition 60 would require the use of condoms in pornography. It raises questions about sexual autonomy, and the risks to and rights of adult performers. We’ll hear from a public health expert, and from one of the performers who would be affected by the measure. Plus we’ll share free pizza with everyone who attends!
- Professor Tom Hogen-Esch, CSUN Department of Political Science
- Professor Shira Tarrant, Cal State Long Beach Department of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and author of The Pornography Industry (Oxford UP, 2016)
- Adam Cohen, Director of Advocacy and Policy Research, AIDS Healthcare Foundation
- Chanel Preston, Chair of the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee, Free Speech Coalition
RSVP to join us for this important discussion.