Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon: Women's Biographies

As one of the web’s most visited reference sites, Wikipedia serves as a starting point for many individuals looking for information about any topic. However, only about 17% of biographies on Wikipedia are about women. The UCI School of Humanities, UCI Humanities Commons, Ridge 2 Reef, UCI Libraries, Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Association for Women in Science (AWIS), and Women in Red are delighted to announce a wiki event to improve diversity on Wikipedia. During this training, attendees of all experience levels, including no prior experience, will learn the basics of how to edit Wikipedia by updating articles related to women and underrepresented groups.

Event Information:

Friday, May 17

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
UCI Langson Library, Room 228

Lunch and Snacks will be provided.


Participants are requested to bring a laptop, a photo ID, and any references you would like to refer to, and to register for a Wikipedia account ahead of time. Drop-ins welcome.

RSVP here by May 14th.

For reasonable accommodations or more information, contact Professor Adriana Briscoe, at


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