Fri Apr 9th, 2021
On behalf of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian you are invited to help us increase the representation of Native American women on Wikipedia!
Take this opportunity to get involved with the National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative by joining us for the Native American Women Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.
Friday, April 23, 2021 at 1–3:30 p.m. ET
During this online free training, attendees of all experience levels will learn the basics of how to edit Wikipedia by updating articles related to the history of Native American women. No prior Wikipedia experience is required; training will be provided.
As one of the web’s most visited reference sites, Wikipedia serves as a starting point for many individuals looking to learn about art, history, and science.
However, less than 19% of Wikipedia biographies in English represent women, and less than 10% of Wikipedia editors identify as women. By increasing representation of Native American women on the site, your impact can spark the curiosities of future generations.
This event is planned in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, a multiyear undertaking to document, research, collect, display, and share the history of women in the United States.