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Women's Herstory Edit-Athon at Fresno State[edit]

Date: 3/1/2017, Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Location: California State University, Fresno: Henry Madden Library 2108 (second floor near Starbucks)

Summary: Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge. We invite people of all gender identities and expressions, particularly transgender, cisgender, and gender nonconforming women, to address this absence by organizing in-person, at our communal updating event of Wikipedia’s entries on women's herstory!

Librarians will provide training and reference sources to assist contributors in adding and improving the Wikipedia entries for women in history! Please bring your own laptops or check one out on the first floor! Light refreshment will be provided!

To-Do[edit]

For those new to editing Wikipedia we recommend looking for articles that need references, in-text citations, or stubs that need expanding. For those looking for a challenge try those that need more substantive edits around language, bias, and original research. And for the Wikipedia rockstars we recommend creating an article from scratch.

Here are a few suggested articles to create or improve during this edit-a-thon, but you are welcome to work on anything you like.

You can help by adding to it.
To improve:

* [[ ACT UP ]] (citations needed)

* [[Feminist theory in composition studies ]](lead text needs to be rewritten)

* [[Gender inequality in Honduras]] (references)

* [[Gender pay gap in the United States]] (tone, reference errors)

* [[Gender roles in Afghanistan ]] (style editing, additional references)

* [[Ida Henrietta Hyde]] (needs references)

* [[Marilyn Friedman]] (references needed)

* [[Nicola Pellow]] (needs secondary sources)

* [[Queen Betty ]] (stub)

* [[ Women in Sikhism ]] (references, original research)

* [[Women in Uzbekistan]](needs expansion)

* [[Women's rights in Cuba]] (references needed)

* [[Women's rights in Tonga ]] (references needed)

If you don't see a topic/article of interest to you listed above, try searching this Citation Hunt tool

To create:

Outcomes[edit]

List below which articles you created or improved. Thanks!

Created:

New Stub:

Improved:


9066 Edit-A-Thon[edit]

9066 Exhibition Logo

Date: 3/14/2017, Tuesday from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: California State University, Fresno: Henry Madden Library 2108 (second floor next to the Peters Ellipse Gallery North Wing)

Summary: Help us improve and create new entries on the 9066 experience using library and exhibition materials. We will have reference books, primary sources, and other reading materials that will help you add into Wikipedia entries. Librarians will provide training and reference sources to assist contributors in adding and improving the Wikipedia entries on 9066! Please bring your own laptops! Light refreshment will be provided!

Additional Reading https://library.fresnostate.edu/sites/all/assets/doc/event/9066-bibliography.pdf

To Do[edit]

For those new to editing Wikipedia we recommend looking for articles that need references, in-text citations, or stubs that need expanding. For those looking for a challenge try those that need more substantive edits around language, bias, and original research. And for the Wikipedia rockstars we recommend creating an article from scratch.

Here are a few suggested articles to create or improve during this edit-a-thon, but you are welcome to work on anything you like.

* [[ Mitsuye Endo ]] (more info needed)

* [[ Violet de Cristoforo ]] (more Post War info needed)

* [[ Gordon Hirabayshi ]] (more bio info needed)

* [[ Minoru Yasui ]] (more World War II info needed)

* [[ Redress Movement ]] (fact checking on dates needed)

* [[ Tuna Canyon Detention Station ]] (more general info needed)

* [[ Kibei ]] (more general info needed)

* [[ Dorothea Lange ]] (more general info needed for Japanese American Internment)

Other Themes to Consider:

  • Quakers role
  • Helpful friends and neighbors
  • Racism at the time
  • Motivations for internment
  • Crystal City
  • Redress movement
  • Other types of camps
  • Latin Japanese
  • Canadian Japanese
  • Ansel Adams
  • Individual soldiers
  • Theodor Geisel
  • ACLU
  • WRA
  • Supreme Court
  • Moab Center