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Wikipedia for Educators at Fordham logo
Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus
When and Where
DateFriday, March 1, 2019
Time4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
AddressRoom TBD, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, 113 West 60th Street, New York City, New York
City, StateNew York City, New York

Event information[edit]

Wikipedia for Educators at Fordham will be hosting an #Art+Feminism event on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 4pm to 8pm at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus.

This event is designed to increase the coverage of women on Wikipedia. The edit-a-thon will include tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, ongoing editing support, reference materials, refreshments, and a pizza reception following the event. This event is free and open to the public.  People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.

We will have a list of possible articles to work on but you can also bring your own.

  • Dates: Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Time: 4pm to 8pm
  • Location: Fordham University at Lincoln Center, 113 West 60th Street, New York City, New York
  • Subway: 59th St/Columbus Circle: A•B•C•D•1

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How to prepare[edit]

  • Bring your laptop: Editing Wikipedia is easier with a keyboard (if you don't have a laptop don't worry, the event will be in computer labs on campus). Also see Access to the Fordham WiFi Network.
  • Bring a published source to cite: You will have access to the internet and Fordham's databases while on campus. If you like, bring an academic paper or other reliable source of information to cite, to support your addition to Wikipedia. You will use Wikipedia to distribute information from this source. Try to bring the highest quality most reputable source you can find for the information.
  • Create a Wikipedia account, if you do not have one already.
  • If you wish, take Wikipedia's own 30-minute online training and tour at The Wikipedia Adventure.
  • Social Media: Tweet, like, comment or follow us on social media. Our hashtag/handles for this event are: #WikiFordham #artandfeminism #noweditingAF @artandfeminism

About the organizers[edit]

Wikipedia for Educators at Fordham Wikipedia for Educatorssupports and promotes the use of Wikipedia in the classroom,  organizes edit-a-thons on campus and promotes Wikipedia events in the community.  This is an open group made of faculty, staff, and students of Fordham University. Founded in 1841, Fordham University, the Jesuit University of New York, is committed to the discovery of Wisdom and the transmission of Learning, through research and through undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality.

Wikimedia NYC is the regional Wikimedia chapter serving the New York metropolitan area. They help promote free access to the world's knowledge in support of Wikipedia and the other projects of the Wikimedia Foundation.

Event Agenda[edit]

We will open the area for registration at 3:30 PM, with introductions and the primary training session to start at 4:00 PM. We will have a brief time take a group photo at 7:30 PM and time to share at 7:45 PM. The program will end at 8:00 PM with wrap up to begin 30 minutes before that.

What is Wikipedia?[edit]

Wikipedia is the fifth most visited website on earth (World Economic Forum), and the English language Wikipedia contains nearly 5.5 million articles, more than 40 million worldwide on 265 separate language sites, resulting in 16 billion page views per month.[7] (See the statistics page for more information.)

Our mission for today[edit]

Thanks for coming today and participating in the #Art+Feminism edit-a-thon to increase Wikipedia's coverage of women. Today's mission: Add at least one article, edit, image, or reference to Wikipedia.

Let’s begin:[edit]

  1. Get your account/ create a username: Please don’t use your real name. It should be 6-8 characters. If you need help, please ask a Wikimedia coach
  2. Add your user name to today’s event
  3. Listen to the training or if you are editing from home or online head here for the basics overview. Head here for a simplified tutorial.
  4. Browse Editing Ideas below and choose a topic to edit (or if you already have one skip to the next step)
  5. Edit: in short - (1) click edit (2) add a sentence (3) provide a citation (4) repeat
  6. Ask for help: Don’t worry about perfection, the Wiki Coaches are here to help you.

How to make a citation (bibliographical reference):[edit]

1) First, click on the pencil icon on the right to begin using "Visual Editor". Visual editor makes editing easier - like writing a school paper.

2) In Visual Editor, click on the area you want to add the citation. Then click cite. If you have a website as a source, add the website to the blank area.

If you do not have a website source, click manual and follow the prompts. Then click publish. If you have questions, ask a Wikimedia coach or go to Wikipedia:Tutorial/Citing sources.

3) Then click publish.

Relevant Media[edit]

Editing Ideas[edit]


Please add your username