Channeling “Rage” to Transform Knowledge About Women Leaders — Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for Women’s History Month

The theme for Women’s History Month this year at Georgetown University is “It’s all the Rage,” where we will engage feminist rage and emotion from intersectional lenses.

Did you know that only 15% of contributors to Wikipedia are women?
Did you know that women only appear in just over 20% of all images of human beings on Wikimedia Commons?
Did you know efforts are happening around the world to address the “gender gap” on Wikipedia?

Join the Georgetown community to help close this gender gap on Wikipedia by increasing the representation of underrepresented groups — in both Wikipedia content and contributors — on topics such as women in politics, women in STEM, and women in the arts.

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

Friday, March 15, 2024
1:30-4:30 pm — More information on the program below
Office of Student Equity and Inclusion (OSEI) at the Garden Level of Healey Family Student Center (Please note this location is wheelchair accessible (new window)).
Directions to the OSEI: Video on Women’s Center IG Page // Directions to OSEI step-by-step (new window)

Registration Link:

No Wikipedia editing experience necessary. There will be hands-on training provided by representatives from Wikimedia District of Columbia. 
Bring your own laptop and chargers.
Snacks will be provided.
Raffle prizes throughout the event!

Partnering Organizations

We are thrilled to be partnering with organizations across campus to make this event possible! In addition, we are grateful to partner with Wikimedia District of Columbia (new window).

Georgetown University-affiliated Organizations (alphabetical order)
(list as of March 13, 2024)

Agenda for the Edit-a-thon

Friday, March 15, 2024, 1:30-4:30 pm — detailed agenda:

This event will have two parts:

  • 1:30-2:30pm Opening Speaker and Training Session* — Ariel Cetrone, Institutional Partnerships Manager for Wikimedia DC, and
  • 2:30-4:30pm Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
    • 2:30-2:45pm Keynote Speaker — Nadia E. Brown, Ph.D., Professor of Government and Chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program
    • 3:30-3:35pm Pop-up Talks / Snack break 
    • 4:15-4:30pm Closing Speaker — Rebecca MacKinnon, Vice President of Global Advocacy at Wikimedia Foundation

*Participants can join us for one or both parts depending on their availability and experience with Wikipedia editing. New editors are strongly encouraged to attend the training session.

Raffle drawings throughout the event (must be present to win)

Learn more about the highlighted speakers (new window).

Resources for the Edit-a-thon

Training Video about Editing Wikipedia by Ariel Cetrone, Institutional Partnerships Manager of Wikimedia District of Columbia.