Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/Women In Politics IAP 2017

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Join us for the Women in Politics edit-a-thon at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Thursday, January 19, 2017!!

Participate in the Independent Activities Period (IAP) at MIT by joining library staff and writing instructors in editing Wikipedia to improve content about underrepresented history in the field of politics. As always, beginners welcome! We'll provide training for new editors as well.

What: Women in Politics @ MIT

When: Thursday, January 19 from 1pm–5pm.

Where: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, building 4 room 251

Suggested Focus: Women in politics

What to bring: Laptops required! Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation.

Women in Politics
Wikipedia Edit-a-thons
Senate Women 2013
Portrait of the women in the United States Senate for the 113th Congress.
Date Thursday January, 19, 2017
Time 1pm-5pm
(drop-in any time!)
Address MIT building 4 room 251
City, State Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Participant List[edit]

Please add your Wikipedia username below (signatures are created by saving four tildes [~] in a row). If you haven't edited Wikipedia before, we will help you register for a new Wikipedia editing account on the day-of. Remote participation is also encouraged. Participate virtually, from anywhere.

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  3. Rtbhive (talk) 16:17, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
  4. phoebe / (talk to me) 20:55, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
  5. Trying to find contact at Smith College Victuallers (talk) 21:33, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
  6. Amyc29 (talk) 18:27, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
  7. Melfeid (talk) 19:43, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
  8. Frrrances (talk) 21:11, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Articles Created or Improved[edit]


Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Politics

WiR redlist index: Women In Politics IAP 2017

Welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR). Our objective is to turn red links into blue ones. Our scope is women's biographies, women's works, and women's issues, broadly construed.

This list of red links is intended to serve as a basis for creating new articles on the English Wikipedia. All new articles must satisfy Wikipedia's notability criteria; red links on this list may or may not qualify. Lists that are not updated by ListeriaBot (talk) need to be updated manually.

Women in Red logo

United States[edit]


Articles under 20th-century women politicians category to expand and edit[edit]

(this is a small sample, much more work to do from the category page)

  • Uma Aaltonen, (1940-2009), Finnish author, journalist, and Green League politician. Stub.
  • Elisabeth Aasen, Norwegian politician for the Socialist Electoral League. Stub.
  • Carrie Acheson, a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. Stub.
  • Rosa Aguilar, a Spanish politician. Stub.
  • Lale Aytaman, governor of Muğla province in Turkey from 1991 to 1995 and the first female governor of Turkey. Needs in line citations
  • Consuelo N. Bailey, first woman Speaker of the Vermont House. Stub.
  • Inga Balstad, a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party. Stub.
  • Rosy Bindi, an Italian politician and the current President of the Antimafia Commission. Needs citations.
  • Iris Faircloth Blitch, first woman in Georgia to win an regular election and serve a full term in Congress. Stub, needs citations.
  • Eugenia Charles, Prime Minister of Dominica from 21 July 1980 until 14 June 1995. She was Dominica's first, and to date only, female prime minister, as well as the nation's longest-serving prime minister. Needs citations.
  • Solange Chaput-Rolland, was a Canadian journalist, author, lecturer, politician, and Senator. Needs citations.
  • Marjorie Cooper, was an educator, civil servant and political figure in Saskatchewan. Stub.
  • Toujan al-Faisal, is a human rights activist and a former TV journalist, who was Jordan's first female member of parliament. Needs citations.
  • Grete Keilson, was a German politician and official in the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) and the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED). Needs infobox
  • Florence Garvin, was a women's rights activist, the daughter of former Rhode Island governor Lucius F. C. Garvin and Dr. Lucy Waterman Southmayd, an 1867 graduate of New England Female Medical College. Needs infobox.
  • Pascale Gruny, was a member of the National Assembly of France. She represented the Aisne department, and is a member of the Union for a Popular Movement. Stub.
  • Elly Heuss-Knapp, was a German politician of the Free Democratic Party (FDP), social reformer, author and wife of German president Theodor Heuss. Needs citations.

Female politician with best name: Crystal Bird Fauset


Additional Tutorials:

Resources from the MIT libraries[edit]

(available to MIT affiliates, or on-site)