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Category: Equity

Category: Equity

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Improving Asian American journalists’ biographies

Wiki Education recently collaborated with the Wikimedia Foundation and the Asian American Journalism Association (AAJA) to host a 6-week training course in order to give AAJA members and others the time and space to learn how to add Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists’ biographies to Wikipedia. One course participant was Pamela Ng, homepage editor … Continued

How writing for Wikipedia helps journalists

Yiwen Lu is a student journalist based in Chicago and the Communications Director of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA). She was a participant in Wiki Education’s recent AAJA Wiki Scholars course, which was made possible by the Wikimedia Foundation. In the course, AAJA’s members worked together to increase Wikipedia’s coverage of Asian American and … Continued

Adding inclusive historical biographies to Wikipedia

Serene Williams is a full-time high school teacher and an independent public historian who documents the women’s suffrage movement. For 20 years, she has been teaching U.S. history, women’s history, and political science courses at both the high school and college level. Williams recently participated in Wiki Education’s LGBTQ+ Wiki Scholars Course, making it the … Continued

Improving Wikipedia’s coverage of trans artists

Cara Tierney is an artist, PhD candidate in Cultural Mediations, and a part-time professor who teaches History and Theory of Art and studio art courses. Wiki Education recently hosted an LGBTQ+ Wiki Scholars course to increase coverage of LGBTQ+ figures. Tierney participated in the course after learning about it from their academic supervisor. Tierney created … Continued

Expanding Opal Lee’s Wikipedia article

Opal Lee is known as the “Grandmother of Juneteenth.” A civil rights activist and community leader in Fort Worth, Texas, she had campaigned for decades to see Juneteenth become a national holiday. And, until earlier this year, she didn’t have a Wikipedia biography. She does now, in part thanks to Erica Schumann, a member of … Continued

Adding NC women’s history to Wikipedia

Jan Davidson, a museum historian for the Cape Fear Museum in New Hanover County, North Carolina, had thought about editing Wikipedia articles, but she’d never actually clicked the edit button. The Cape Fear Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate. As part of the Smithsonian’s American Women’s History Initiative, these Affiliates were invited to participate in a … Continued

Changing the face of Wikipedia

The vision of the Wikimedia movement is to collect and freely share the sum of all human knowledge. All human knowledge, however, requires representation from a wide cross section of all humans, and in this area, we in the Wikimedia movement have work to do. The Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that hosts Wikipedia and other … Continued

Black Lives Matter in Wikidata

Gina Solares, MLIS, is a Librarian at the University of San Francisco. Her work is focused on cataloging and metadata projects such as special collections cataloging and data cleanup.  I recently had the opportunity to participate in the March 2021 Wikidata Institute, a Wiki Education course designed to increase engagement with Wikidata. The course introduces … Continued

Increasing visibility for Black psychologists on Wikipedia

Quinton Quagliano is an undergraduate student at Calvin University, pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. As a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association  (APA), the Association for Psychological Science, Society for Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12), and the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP; APA Division 53), Quagliano is extensively … Continued