My apologies if you received multiple version of this email. I am not sure
what was going on with the list server, but there was a delay in sending
messages, & unexpected requests for approval. Nevertheless, I think we got
the message out, even if it was essentially in triplicate.
On Tue, May 2, 2017 at 3:41 PM, Raymond Leonard <
Despite its wide reach, content on Wikipedia suffers
from the bias of its
editors: white, technically inclined, English-speaking men that live in
developed, majority-Christian countries. This represents an alarming
absence of voices in an increasingly important repository of shared
In an effort to change this, the Jake is organizing a Wikipedia
Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, May 6th, 1 - 5 pm. Our mission is to bring
together diverse communities to participate in Wikipedia editing, and
improve its coverage of queer people and women of color in the arts.
We will provide childcare, snacks, and tutorials for the beginner editor.
Bring your laptop, powercord and ideas for entries that need updating or
creation. No previous Wikipedia experience required!
Stay tuned to our Facebook
<https://www.facebook.com/events/439840896369858/> page for updates.
*What:* Improving Wikipedia's coverage on queer and women artists of color
*When*: Saturday, May 6, 1 - 5 pm
*Where*: Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Art Building #132, 1915 NE Chelan Ln,
Seattle, Washington 98105
*Who:* People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to
*What to bring:* A laptop and power cord. Access to UW wifi will be
provided for non-UW affliated participants.