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Black History Matters: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

February 24, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
University Library Lab A

Wikipedia globeWho writes history? You do!

The Oviatt Library is hosting an edit-a-thon for attendees to gather and strengthen Wikipedia’s scope and content related to Black History and the African Diaspora. Join us for an afternoon of editing the popular resource with the goal of expanding documentation and presence of black life and history.

New to editing Wikipedia? Training and resources will be provided! Everyone with an interest in strengthening diversity of knowledge on Wikipedia is welcome, regardless of editing experience. The edit-a-thon will take place at the Oviatt Library on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 1-4pm.

Drop-ins welcome!

If you are able, please also add your Wikipedia username to the appropriate section below (signatures are created by saving four tildes [~] in a row). If you haven't edited Wikipedia before, you may create an account using the link in the upper right hand corner prior to the event date. It's okay if you are not able to, we will help you register for a new Wikipedia editing account on the day-of.​

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon RSVP Form

 Celebrate Black History Month at the Oviatt Library

Assistive Services

Requests for accommodation services (e.g., sign language interpreters or transcribers) must be made at least five (5) business days in advance. Please e-mail in advance of the event.