#VisibleWikiWomen 2022 Events

Celebrating Women and Non-Binary People of African Descent in STEM

Join our #VisibleWikiWomen edit-a-thon with 500 Women Scientists to celebrate the contributions of women and non-binary people of African descent in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and to ameliorate the erasure of their labor, voices and stories on Wikipedia.

This online event is against the backdrop of the celebration of the United Nations International Day for People of African Descent on August 31, 2022, and in solidarity with many other commemorations around the world that demonstrates the resilience of Afro-descendant people across the diaspora.

No editing experience required!

When?

Mark your calendar! The #VisibleWikiWomen edith-a-thon is taking place on August 31, 2022 from 13:00 to 15:00 UTC (09:00 to 11:00 EST), via Zoom.

How to participate?

The event is free, but registration is needed. Please register here.

What will we do?

Together, we will learn how to add photos to Wikipedia, and how to release them under free licenses on Wikimedia Commons. We will also learn about the importance of image’s metadata to create feminist memory online, and the key aspects of obtaining proper consent to share other people’s images.

Our goals

Our main goal is to make African Descent women and non-binary folks in STEM visible online, through bringing together our communities in a common effort to:

  • Upload their images to Wikimedia Commons
  • Adding structured data
  • Creating entries to Wikidata
  • Illustrate Wikipedia

We are looking forward to seeing you there! 📸