Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/PankhurstCentre

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Manchester's edit-a-thon focused on gender equity

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When, Where, Who
DateThursday October 10th, 2019
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm (2 sessions)
LocationPankhurst Centre, Manchester, UK
HostsFacilitators: Carol Ann Whitehead, Susan Dolan, Roger Bamkin &
Marianne Bamkin
Social Media
Some Wikimedia projects
Wikipedia policies
Editing resources
Help after the event

Wikipedia's Women in Red are joining forces with The Zebra Partnership at their Pankhurst Centre Manchester Hub plus a variety of organisations to host a wiki event to talk about and improve gender equity and diversity on Wikipedia. Wikipedia is an openly-editable resource, meaning that anyone can improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries. As one of the web’s most visited reference sites, Wikipedia serves as a starting point for many people trying to find some information. At the moment 1 in 6 people they find are blokes! During this training, attendees at all experience levels will learn the basics of how to edit Wikipedia by updating articles related to diverse Women in STEM.

The main goals of the event are:

  • to have fun and learn something
  • to encourage inexperienced editors and show them how they can contribute to Wikipedia by creating biographies
  • 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, women's works, and women's issues
  • to promote the new/improved articles and images through social media (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter).


Let us know you are coming
  • Register to attend here.
  • Create a Wikipedia account here.
  • Remote/virtual participants, sign in here.
  • Laptop
  • Any research resources you would like to refer to.
  • You're welcome to bring your camera and take pictures.
At the event
  • No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary, as training will be provided.
  • No background in STEM, humanities, diversity, or women's history is required, as we will have resources on hand to cite.
  • WiFi, lunch, snacks, and beverages will be provided.
  • Photos will be taken during the event; please notify us at check-in if you do not wish to be photographed.
  • If you can't attend the event in person, you can participate virtually. Edit along with us on the day of the event and help us improve articles from our worklists.

Articles and images[edit]


Annie Kenney - leader of the suffragettes
Lists of notable women who don't have an article on Wikipedia

Key: Wikidata list (WD); crowd-sourced list (CS)

Find articles which need improvement


Add new or improved articles here



See the Redlists below


Upon arrival, please sign in[edit]

  • This section is for use on the day of the event.
  1. Select 'Sign in' by clicking here and then ...
  2. Scroll down on the page that follows and click 'Save changes'.
Your username will automatically be added to the list of attendees at the bottom of this page.


  1. Francesbell
  2. Victuallers (talk) 10:00, 1 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Andrea Zapachova
  4. Enrique Tabone
  5. PC Bain
  6. Natasha Hanson
  7. FirebrandSam
  8. Marianne Bamkin
  9. Duncan Hull
  10. Michaela Parnell