Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/Wadewitz Memorial 2014
When: May 21, 4-9pm
You do not need to be an experienced Wikipedia editor in order to attend, just bring a willingness to learn.
Hashtags: #wadewitz and #wikiwomen
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This edit-a-thon is part of a worldwide series of tributes.
Dr. Adrianne Wadewitz was an influential member of the Wikipedia community who died suddenly in April 2014. This loss has deeply affected Wikipedia and the academic world. Her work is recognized internationally as helping to encourage more women to contribute to Wikipedia to tackle the gender gap and systemic bias in its content. Wadewitz was one of the first academics to bring Wikipedia into the classroom as part of the Wikipedia Education Program, working with her students to improve Wikipedia instead of writing traditional term papers. At the time of her death, she was Mellon Digital Scholarship Fellow at Occidental College. She had over 50,000 edits and wrote numerous featured and good articles, including Mary Wollstonecraft.
If possible, create your Wikipedia account ahead of time. If you can't, that's not a problem: we will help you at the Edit-a-thon.
4:00pm - 4:15pm: Check-in and welcome
4:15pm - 5:00pm: Beginner intro to Wikipedia editing, Q&A, self-organization
5:00pm - 8:30pm: Editing time
8:30-pm - 9:00pm: Wrap-up and thanks
- AmandaRR123 (talk) 16:54, 4 May 2014 (UTC)
- m12 (talk) 19:09, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
- FaulkTest (talk) 18:52, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
- Cberrius (talk) 01:29, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
- Tacoma22 (talk) 21:07, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
- Gadget14 (talk) 04:13, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
- rafkc (talk) 4:30, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
- Sarahneu (talk) 20:43, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
- Hayley Northeastern (talk) 20:45, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
- Redthunder4 (talk) 22:09, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
- G marie8 (talk) 22:10, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
Unable to attend, but wish to be informed about future meetups
A Little Editing Help
- The Five Pillars of Wikipedia
- Starting an Article
- Citation Guide
- Infobox templates
- Formatting Shortcuts -
- Wiki Markup Quick Reference
- Wikipedia Cheatsheet
- Create your user page and add some info.
- Add pages to your Watchlist to learn about subsequent edits.
Also see WikiWomen's History Month To-do List, which links to a lot of other great to-do lists.
Articles to improve
- Carmen Pola, Latina activist and civic leader, she directed the Project to Monitor the Code of Discipline at the Massachusetts Advocacy Center, she was liaison to Boston’s Hispanic community during Raymond Flynn's successful mayoral bid in 1983, and she was the first director of Constituent Services under Flynn’s administration and later served as his senior advisor on human needs. View guide to her personal papers.
- Muriel S. Snowden (1916-1988), an African American social worker, was with her husband a co-founder and co-director of Freedom House (Roxbury, Massachusetts), a center for neighborhood improvement and community activism in Roxbury, Massachusetts. View guide to their personal papers.
- Elma Lewis, founder and leader of national organizations for African-Americans in the performing and visual arts. View guide to her personal papers
Articles to create
- Phyllis M. Ryan, (1927-1998), social justice and political activist, supported school desegregation, prison reform, welfare reform, the establishment of disability rights, and civil rights organizations, such as the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). View guide to her personal papers.
- Sarah R. Ehrmann (1895-1993), a Boston-area civic leader best known for her regional and national work as an opponent of capital punishment, sparked by the Sacco and Vanzetti case. View guide to her personal papers
- Chartered as the Boston Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women in 1991, Boston Coalition of Black Women, Inc. provides African American women in Boston with a social and political forum and resources to become involved in the community through education, social, economic, and civil action. View guide to the records.
- The Women's Educational Center (Cambridge, Mass.), 1971-2002, provided women with resources and support needed to overcome conditions of domestic violence, sexual abuse, poverty, discrimination, social isolation, and degradation. View guide to the records.
- Women's Institute for Leadership Development (WILD, 1971-2003) a multicultural women's organization, increases the number and diversity of women leaders in the Massachusetts labor movement and increase their effectiveness as organizers in their unions and community organizations. View guide to the records.
Greater Boston History Sources
Through NU Libraries
- The Boston Globe Archive
- American National Biography
- ProQuest Historical Newspapers
- Project MUSE
Free on the Web
- Bay Windows
- Bay State Banner
- Historic Cambridge Newspaper Collection
- Google News
- Google Books
- Google Scholar
- Added photo to Nancy Elizabeth Prophet
- Started work to create a new entry on Eleanor Eldridge
- Expanded (added references, infoboxes, updated info, new sections, or corrected grammar)
- Started work on new entry for Bouvé College of Health Sciences