Author: Shalor Toncray

Author: Shalor Toncray

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Policy and activism in combatting antisemitism

January 27th was International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day designated by the UN in 2005 to remember the estimated 6 million Jewish people, 200,000 Romani people, 250,000 mentally and physically disabled people, and 9,000 homosexual men killed during the Nazi regime. Recording and remembering history is an important measure to prevent future atrocities. Students in our … Continued

Roundup: Black Lives and Deaths

In light of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday yesterday, we’re looking at notable contributions that students have made to Wikipedia that shed light on systemic issues that African-American communities have faced, and continue to face, in this country. Ask any educator and they’ll be sure to tell you that history – not to mention … Continued

Roundup: Latin American history

Modern society and culture did not spontaneously come about, which is why it’s so important to examine all types of history and culture. Classes that focus on Latin American history are so important for this reason, as they present the opportunity to expand our knowledge and awareness of diverse cultures. Several Wiki Education-affiliated classes have … Continued

Roundup: Classics in Linguistics

Language is a beautiful thing and something that many likely take for granted. Language allows us to not only communicate with one another, but to express ideas, craft tales that will captivate audiences, and pass along histories. As many readers are sure to know, linguistics is the study of language – how a language was … Continued

Roundup: Building Online Communities

Throughout the history of the Internet there have been several attempts to launch an online community that would bring people together to discuss common and/or varied interests. Creating one that would be both successful and long-lasting is a challenge, one that only a few online communities have managed. Benjamin Mako Hill’s Building Successful Online Communities class at … Continued

Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Feminist Economics on Wikipedia

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and has been observed as such since 1981. This week specifically, October 15-21 2017, is the National Network to End Domestic Violence‘s Week of Action. During this time, organizations and advocacy groups work to educate the public on programs, services, and community resources to prevent violence and to support survivors. … Continued

Roundup: Closing the gender gap in cinema on Wikipedia

The overwhelming success of the summer blockbuster Wonder Woman has brought new mainstream attention to the topic of gender and cinema, with many media outlets noting that women are less likely to be chosen for major creative and directorial positions or perform as the lead protagonist. Gender equity is a very real issue, which makes Carlton University … Continued