1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 20, 2016 2:48 PM by Meredith Stewart

    Join us for a Gender Equality Edit-a-thon on October 22, 2016 in DC

    Meredith Stewart Adventurer

      This post is a cross-post from the NARAtions blog. You can also follow the NARAtions blog by signing up for email notifications.

      Come out and join us on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Gender Equality in the Innovation Hub at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Register for this event today!   

      Gender Equality Edit-a-thon graphic showing Wikipedia logo and Amending America logo

      Help us improve Wikipedia entries related to gender equality with the National Archives and Records Administration. You do not need to have prior experience editing Wikipedia. During the event we will have an introduction to editing Wikipedia and a discussion of World War I Nurses and Red Cross records in the National Archives. It will be a lively discussion of women in the Historical record.

      This event is part of the Amending America Initiative at the National Archives in celebration of the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. This event is also co-sponsored with Wikimedia DC and part of DCFemTech’s Tour De Code 2016 and in connection with our celebration of American Archives Month.

      Event
      National Archives Gender Equality Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

      When
      Saturday, October 22, 2016, 10:00am – 5:00pm

      Register
      Register and learn more about the event or email innovationhub@nara.gov if you have questions.

      Who
      No advanced technical skills required!
      All members of the public and NARA staff, whether Wikipedians or not, are welcome to join.

      What to bring
      Photo ID; Laptop or tablet
      Lunch will be provided

      Where
      The event will be held in the Innovation Hub at the National Archives in Washington, DC. To access NARA’s Innovation Hub, please use the National Archives Building’s entrance at Pennsylvania Avenue. This is the research/staff entrance, not the main exhibits/events door.

      A livestream option will also be available.

      Related Events

      Are you NYC based? Join our Gender Equality Edit-a-thon at the National Archives in NYC on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 10 am to 2 pm. Learn more and register here.

      Not NYC or DC based? Join us online! Learn more and register here for the Virtual Gender Equality Edit-a-thon from October 14 – 21, 2016.