Grants:Project/Rapid/People's History Edit-a-Thon, Labor Archives and Reseach Commons, University of Washington

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Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Increase awareness of gender, class, and topical disparities within Wikipedia entries and modeling a plan that is part of the Wikipedia community's ongoing efforts to address them.
  2. Add or improve content for members of historically marginalized communities, particularly those with collections contained within the Labor Archives of Washington and the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. Editathon planners have identified gaps in Wikipedia entries relating to the Seattle General Strike, the Centralia Tragedy, women-led unions, and people of color led labor organizations.
  3. Recruit new editors
  4. Increase skills for existing editors

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

Editathon with a training component.

2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions. Advertising within UW and UW Libraries; connection to subject librarians and student groups; outreach to Cascadian Wikimedian group; marketing via Facebook; partnering with related organizations such as the Bridges Center for Labor Studies (Facebook, newsletters), the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association (Website, Facebook, and listserv), and the Washington State Labor Council (The Stand)

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

Semi experienced editors to date. Reaching out to more experienced Cascadian Wikipedians.

4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?


5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

Ongoing marketing, tracking of entries, follow up summation of event results in social media posts, signup sheet from event, Wikipedia event page, and articles in newsletters.

6. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. Number of events

One editathon, with possible future editathons in 2020.

  1. Number of participants

Goal: 100

  1. Number of new editors

Goal: 10

  1. Number of of articles created or improved

Goal: 10-20

  1. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events)



What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.


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