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Weeksville Weekend Women’s History Month Wikipedia-thon

Weeksville, Wikipedia, and Columbia University are pleased to bring you the Weeksville Weekend Women’s History Month Wikipedia-thon. The aim of this Women’s History Month event is to understand the challenges facing women and explore solutions. After the panel, there will be a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to learn how to use Wikipedia to improve content about women, and in light of Weeksville Weekend particularly information on women’s contribution to freedom colonies like Weeksville. Wikipedia is the world's largest site for knowledge, the world’s largest encyclopedia, and the 5th most visited website.

 Moderated by #WikiHBCU/DIO co-founder & Columbia's first Wikipedia Fellow, Wikimedian-In-Residence (WiR) and Visiting Scholar Darold Cuba, the panel includes an equitable array of voices of parity from different fields, identities and gender perspectives exploring these issues through their own work.

Edit-a-thon: 12-4 PM

  • Registration at 11:30 AM 

  • Panel starts at 12:00 PM

  • A Wikipedia training session will begin at 1:15 PM

  • We will take a group photo at 3:30 PM and have time for reflections and feedback 


  1. Obden Mondesir, Weeksville’s Oral History Project Manager

  2. Nida Khan, journalist and producer 

  3. Samaria Haysbert,#WikiHBCU/DIO cofounder & Columbia HBCU Fellow

  4. Rachel Cuba, #WikiHBCU/DIO co-founder & AfroCrowd DC

  5. Amir Baradaran, An0ther{AI}ra Summit founder & Little Haiti Knight Foundation project creator

  6. Miriam Grill, An0ther{AI}ra producer & Columbia MFA Theatre candidate

  7. Abigail Napp, CUNY Journalism MA candidate

  8. Alissa Rae Funderburk, Deputy Director; Columbia Life Histories

  9. Erika Lively, Researcher; Brooklyn Museum, “Losts Ghosts of the Dry” (Nicodemus, KS) creator

  10. Nemo Chen, #WikiHBCU/DIO co-founder & AfroCROWD DC

Wikipediathon (Edit-a-thon and training)

How to prepare before the Wikipedia editing training workshop edit-a-thon

  • Bring your laptop: Editing Wikipedia is easier with a keyboard.

  • Bring a published source to cite: Suggested books and papers will be available at the event. If you like, bring an academic paper or other reliable sources of information to cite, to support your addition to Wikipedia. You will use Wikipedia to distribute information from this source. Try to bring the highest quality most reputable source you can find for the information.

  • Create a Wikipedia account, if you do not have one already.

  • If you wish, take Wikipedia's own 30-minute online training and tour at The Wikipedia Adventure.