Writing for Wadewitz: Tribute Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons for Adrianne Wadewitz

As mentioned in this site's CFP section, I am helping to organize May Write-Ins in Providence and Boston. 

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY (BOSTON, MA)

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 4:00 to 9:00pm, Digital Scholarship Commons at Snell Library

BROWN UNIVERSITY (PROVIDENCE, RI)

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 1:30 to 6:00pm, Digital Scholarship Lab at Rockefeller Library

 

Writing for Wadewitz: 

Tribute Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons for Adrianne Wadewitz

Cross-Posted at HASTAC

If you watched PBS NewsHour this weekend, you heard Adrianne Wadewitz discuss Wikipedia’s gender gap and the Edit-A-Thons as a way to address that problem. In response to the question of what needs to happen to increase the presences of women as editors and subjects on Wikipedia, Adrianne pointed out that this was not a simple issue of changing the demographics of editors, but of revolutionizing the perspectives represented in that community:

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