Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/14

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Women in RedAbout us

Hello! and welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR), whose objective is to turn red links into blue ones. Our project's scope is women's biographies and women's works, broadly construed. Did you know that, according to Humaniki, only 19.57% of the English Wikipedia's biographies are about women? Not impressed? Content gender gap is a form of systemic bias, and this is what WiR addresses. We invite you to participate, whenever you like, in whatever way suits you and your schedule.
Women in Red warmly welcomes you!

Women in Red logo

Women in Jewish History 2016 Wiki Logo.png
Logo depicting poet Emma Lazarus and social reformer Alice Salomon
DatesJune 2016
LocationThis is a virtual, global event... you can participate from anywhere in the world
HostsWomen in Red, Center for Jewish History, Wikimedia NYC
FacilitatorsRosiestep; Lange.lea; Victuallers; add your name here

Celebrating Women in Jewish History

In June 2016, Women in Red is focusing on women in Jewish history. Anyone can take part in this event, whatever their previous experience. We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies of some of the many past and present Jewish women of note who are still red-linked or underdeveloped on the English Wikipedia. Other articles regarding Jewish women, such as the works they created, and so on, are also welcome. The virtual edit-a-thon allows enthusiasts from around the globe to participate in the work. See the "Resources and Red links" section below for guidance.

The main goals of the event are:

  • to encourage inexperienced editors and show them how they can contribute to Wikipedia by creating biographies of some of the world's most prominent women
  • to draw the attention of more experienced editors to the need for concerted action on a specific area
  • to support Wikipedia in combating the systemic bias against the coverage of women and women's works

In addition to the virtual edit-a-thon, the Center for Jewish History will host the Women in Jewish History 2016 Edit-a-thon on June 5th, 2016 in New York City. For more on previous Wikipedia events at the Center for Jewish History, visit Center's GLAM Wiki page.


  1. Lange.lea (talk)
  2. Rosiestep (talk)
  3. Victuallers (talk) 06:47, 19 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Lutzv (talk) 17:09, 19 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. 97198 (talk) 06:44, 20 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Ipigott (talk) 07:04, 22 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. PamD 14:41, 23 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Penny Richards (talk) 13:10, 24 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Fouetté rond de jambe en tournant 08:30, 26 May 2016
  10. Howkafkaesque (talk) 03:05, 3 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. Megalibrarygirl (talk) 18:31, 2 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. Nwhysel (talk) 21:11, 2 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  13. Alafarge (talk) 17:40, 5 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  14. Suzwoehrle

Resources and red links[edit]

  1. Crowd-sourced redlist of Jewish women
  2. Women covered in Jewish Women's Archive Encyclopedia
  3. Articles to be created from Women in Jewish History 2016 meetup page
  4. Lists of articles to edit and create from WikiProject Jewish Women

Add other red links here, if possible with a source:

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Add these to articles[edit]

  • Add to the foot of every biography: {{Authority control}}; it will remain hidden until relevant identifiers have been added to Wikidata.
  • There is a list of applicable categories at Category:Jewish women.

Add these to article talkpages[edit]

  • {{WikiProject Biography}}
  • {{WikiProject Women}}
  • {{WikiProject Jewish Women}}
  • {{WikiProject Women's History|class=|importance=}}
  • {{WikiProject Jewish history}}
  • {{WIR-J 2016}}
  • if applicable: {{WikiProject Women artists}},{{WikiProject Women writers}},{{WikiProject Women scientists|class=project}}



  • Add the titles of your new or upgraded articles here – most recent at the top

Did You Know features[edit]

New/expanded articles featured in the Did you know... column of the Wikipedia Main page

  • add here - most recent at the top with date of publication

Event templates[edit]

Social media[edit]

This is weird, but two days in a row now, the Pinterest board has been wiped clear--it had 18 pins this morning, none right now. I put them back after this happened yesterday. None of the other pinterest boards seem to have this problem, and I didn't get any notice about Pinterest doing it on purpose. Any ideas? Penny Richards (talk) 15:25, 9 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Rebuilt the board a second time just now. Hope it sticks.Penny Richards (talk) 15:32, 9 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Press for event at Center for Jewish History[edit]

  • Zax, Talya (3 June 2016). "At Edit-A-Thon, Expanding Wikipedia's Offerings on Jewish Women". The Forward.
  • Trappler Spielman, Sara (6 June 2016). "Digital Makeovers for Hadassah and Other Jewish Women". Hadassah Magazine.
  • Bernstein, Jesse (6 June 2016). "Preserving Jewish Women's History on Wikipedia". Tablet.