Georgetown Wikipedia Edit-a-thon — Speaker Announcement

On March 15, 2024 from 1:30 to 4:30pm in the Office of Student Equity and Inclusion (OSEI), Institutes, Programs, and Centers across campus are coming together to host a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Building on the Georgetown Women’s Center Women’s History Month theme “Rage Renaissance: Challenging Gendered and Racialized Narratives,” the Edit-a-thon aims to confront the biases entrenched across Wikipedia and society. During the edit-a-thon, we will be joined by guest speakers from the hilltop and beyond!

Georgetown University Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for Women’s History Month

Friday, March 15, 2024
1:30-4:30 pm — more information on the agenda here
Office of Student Equity and Inclusion (OSEI) at the Garden Level of Healey Family Student Center (Please note this location is wheelchair accessible).

This series is open to the public.

Highlighted Speakers:

Nadia E. Brown, PhD, Professor of Government and Chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program
Nadia E. Brown (she/her) (Ph.D., Rutgers University) is a Professor of Government, chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and affiliate in the African American Studies program at Georgetown University. She specializes in Black women’s politics and holds a graduate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies. Dr. Brown’s research interests lie broadly in identity politics, legislative studies, and Black women’s studies. While trained as a political scientist, her scholarship on intersectionality seeks to push beyond disciplinary constraints to think more holistically about the politics of identity.

Ariel Cetrone, Wikimedia District of Columbia Institutional Partnerships Manager
Ariel Cetrone (she/her) is the Institutional Partnerships Manager for Wikimedia DC, a regional outreach affiliate for Wikipedia and other projects of the Wikimedia Foundation. In this role, she helps organizations, institutions, and agencies engage with Wikimedia so that they may share their resources with the world and improve the world’s largest online encyclopedia. 
Ariel has previously worked in Arts Education at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and was Director of Education and Program Development at Historic Rittenhouse Town in Philadelphia. Ariel has a BA from The George Washington University and an MS from Drexel University. She is originally from Philadelphia and now resides in Arlington, VA

Rebecca MacKinnon, Vice President of Global Advocacy of Wikimedia Foundation
Rebecca MacKinnon (she/her) is Vice President, Global Advocacy at the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that hosts Wikipedia. Author of Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom (2012), she is co-founder of the citizen media network Global Voices, and  founding director of Ranking Digital Rights, a research and advocacy program at New America. From 1998-2004 she was CNN’s Bureau Chief in Beijing and Tokyo. She has taught at the University of Hong Kong and the University of Pennsylvania, and held fellowships at Harvard, Princeton, and the University of California. She holds an AB magna cum laude in Government from Harvard and was a Fulbright scholar in Taiwan.

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Women's History Month