Workshop / Seminar:LGBTQ Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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Mon, Oct 7, 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

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(Psst, there's a training event for folks new to editing to Wikipedia on October 2nd! Learn more and register for that session here: http://bit.ly/2KtnOuK)

Wikipedia is the largest, most popular online reference work, covering all areas of history and contemporary life. However, both the topics it covers and the people who edit its articles don’t reflect the diversity of the LGBTQ community. In honor of LGBTQ History Month, join us for an LGBTQ Wikipedia Edit-a-thon! Together we’ll improve representation of LGBTQ people, events, and topics in Wikipedia.

Why:
Most Wikipedia editors are straight, cis, white men. Let's change that.
Most Wikipedia articles are about straight, cis, white men. Let's change that.

Who should attend:
LGBTQ folx and allies; anyone interested in improving LGBTQ representation in Wikipedia

Please bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. If you're new to editing or have no ideas in mind, we can help get you started!

Gender-inclusive restrooms are on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th floors of Hatcher South

RSVP through Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2H4Ewye

Spectrum Center Accessibility Statement
If you have an accessibility need you feel may not be automatically met at this event, fill out our Event Accommodation Form, found at http://bit.ly/SCaccess. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary for some accommodations to be fully implemented, but we will always attempt to dismantle barriers as they are brought up to us. Any questions about accessibility at Spectrum Center events can be directed to spectrumcenter@umich.edu.

Location: 
Hatcher Graduate Library - ScholarSpace, 2nd Floor

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