Wikipedia:Meetup/Women in Religion/AAR Western Region Editathon March2022

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Wikipedia:Meetup, Women in Religion Edit-a-thon hosted by American Academy of Religion_Western Division March 18, 2022 at 9:30 - 11:30 Pacific Time[edit]


Elephant Rock - Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
American Academy of Religion Western Region Conference March 18 - 20, 2022
Event information
WhatAAR/WR Women in Religion Edit-a-thon
DateFriday, March 18, 2022
9:30 am-11:30 am
LocationZoom Meeting
HostRosalind Hinton/Emily Silverman/Janice Poss


Event Description[edit]

Did you know that only 18% of the biographical subjects and 9% of the editors on Wikipedia are women? WikiProject Women in Religions was founded within the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature (AAR/SBL) Women's Caucus. The project aims to address the under-recognized work of cis and transgender women in the world's religious, spiritual and wisdom traditions by adding women in religion onto Wikipedia.

At this edit-a-thon/workshop, hosted by the AAR/SBL Western Region, participants will sign up as wiki-editors, create their personal user page, learn the basics of editing and make their first wiki-edits. We can also help you to start a new article about a woman who is not on Wikipedia but should be included.

Our work list will focus on: editing existing pages, creating "stubs" for new Wikipedia subjects. We will focus on women of color. Participants are also welcome to work on women from any religious, spiritual or wisdom tradition who are not on the work list. No need to be a technological expert!

Join us in our effort to address gender bias on Wikipedia by improving the coverage of women in religion on Wikipedia.


  • Register to attend: here

Event Details[edit]

  • Date: Friday March 18, 2022
  • Time: 9:30 - 11:30 PST
  • Location: ZOOM Video Conference Here
  • Dashboard login here
  • Who should attend: Any and all AAR Western Region registered attendees and guests/Wikipedians
  • Questions? For more information, contact Rosalind Hinton at


  • Welcome
  • What is the “ Women in Religion Project” ?
  • Is everybody signed up as a Wiki-editor?
  • Basic training
  • Basic editing

Goals: Create user account (if new to Wikipedia), create user page with at least one sentence, start a Wikipedia biographical stub, make at least one edit to a Wikipedia page. Or, bring your own materials and edit away.

Before you arrive[edit]

Register to attend American Academy of Religion Western Region Meeting: Here
Signup for a Wikipedia account: Here
Consider concerns about anonymity when choosing a "user name" unless you want to be identified
Look at our work list on the 1000 women in Religion Project Page Here


This event welcomes attendees of all abilities.

What else?
** No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary as training will be provided. No background in religion, diversity, or women's history is required as we will have resources on hand to cite.

About the Women in Religion Project[edit][edit]

The Women and Religion Religion Project,(formerly 1000 Women in Religion) was founded by Women's Caucus of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature. The initiatives seeks to add names and contributions of religious, spiritual and wisdom women to Wikipedia, the largest encyclopedia in the world. The contributions of cis, trans and LGBTQI women in all fields of work, scholarship and life, including religion and spirituality, have gone under-recognized, across time and in our present-day context. This under-recognition is a form of gender bias reflected and reproduced in our commonly used sources of knowledge – in our history books, in our news media, even in our sacred texts. The more we can document and highlight the contributions of women leaders in their religious and spiritual traditions, the more we can change the perception that women have not been leaders.

Lists to edit[edit]

Names in blue can use additional editing to increase your number of edits as a Wikipediaan. Names in red can be turned blue by creating a stub. Lists can be added to and expanded with names of notable women in religion


Inspiration for possible new articles and editing
Helpful sources and links
How to create a Wikipedia account
How to make your own Wikipedia article
How to create additional Wikipedia sandboxes
Zoom link for March 18, 2022