Wikipedia:Meetup/Simmons College Womens History Edit-a-thon 2014

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Welcome! The Women's & Gender Studies Department at Simmons College is hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon.

When: Monday, March 3, from 1:00-5:00 PM

Where: GSLIS Tech Lab, Simmons College.

Focus: Did you know that over 5000 Wikipedia entries on women’s history are just stubs?

And that thousands more of deserving individuals, movements, organizations, and events involving women are just not represented anywhere on Wikipedia? Given how many people turn to Wikipedia as their first source of information, this calls for action – and you can help!

Come celebrate Women’s History Month by increasing the presence of Women on Wikipedia! And learn some mad technology, research, and Wiki skills in the process.

Event Details[edit]

To kick off its Women's History Month events, The Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Simmons College is hosting an edit-a-thon to help make women's history more visible on Wikipedia. The event is open to all students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and community members. Join us whether or not you've ever edited Wikipedia entries before!


1:00-5:00PM - specifics to come


  • Locations, directions, maps: P213, Graduate School of Library and Information Science Technology Lab, One Palace Road, Boston MA
Information on Parking
  • Twitter: Hashtag #wikiathon
  • WiFi: Simmons Guest
  • What to Bring: laptop and extension cord (optional; there will be computers available)
  • Contact the organizer: Laura Prieto ( (talk) 13:30, 22 February 2014 (UTC) For day-of-event questions, please call: Melissa Kappotis (617-521-2224).

Sign Up and Guest List[edit]


  • Amanda Strauss, Schlesinger Library, librarian
  • Laura R. Prieto, Simmons College, professor
  • Dawna Thomas, Simmons College, professor
  • Kelly Hager, Simmons College, professor
  • Crystal Lack
  • Lindsey Troy
  • Maddie Gretzky
  • Anna Rausa
  • Cyrena Musset
  • Olivia Anderson
  • Ashley Converse
  • Emma Socha
  • Anne Crockett
  • Wesley Heitkamp
  • Becca Seetahal
  • Nicole Veneto
  • Brittney Barta
  • Meredith Sharka
  • Katie Koval
  • Kethry Burke-Scovill
  • Emmeline Rosenberg
  • Sara Yow
  • Gracie Rolfe
  • Jenny McMahon
  • Sidney Jean
  • Rose Leonard
  • Erica Rao
  • Marija Navarro
  • Natasha Diane Buchholz
  • Laurie Crumpacker
  • Karen Glenn
  • Sophia Cordova
  • Teresa Cordova
  • Vanyvel Cubero
  • Erin Butterfield
  • Hillary Donnell
  • Alyssa Graca
  • Ryann Tufts
  • Haley Clark
  • Sabrina Aguilar
  • Yurie Arakawa
  • Suzanne Leonard
  • Shauna Deleon
  • Katie McDonough
  • Cassandra de Alba
  • Jennifer I.
  • Constance Brichford
  • Paige Neumann
  • Kristin Moccia
  • Hannah Fish
  • Jasmine Clark
  • Rossi Fish
  • Ashley Hodges-Simmons
  • Lauren Backhaus
  • Valerie Rugulo
  • Alyssa McSherry
  • LaShawn Holloway
  • Dory Klein
  • Aurora Pover

Participating Remotely[edit]

--Thespian (talk) 07:26, 27 February 2014 (UTC) - Stephanie Clarkson - Wikipedia Administrator



Suggested Topics[edit]

Biographies Needing Improvement[edit]

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New Entries to be Written (People)[edit]

New Entries to be Written (Organizations)[edit]

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Topical Resources[edit]

Simmons College[edit]

Women's History[edit]

Wikipedia & the Gender Gap[edit]

Wikipedia Help[edit]

These are just to get you started -- feel free to add to this list.


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