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Here We Are! Addressing the Wikipedia Gender Gap Town Hall
Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM CST
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HERE WE ARE! ADDRESSING THE WIKIPEDIA GENDER GAP TOWN HALL

(This Town Hall (TH23G) is part of the Ocean Sciences Meeting)

Date: February 20, 2024 | 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room R08 - Second Floor

Description: The largest encyclopedia has a problem - a gap - specifically a gender gap. Of the roughly 1.5 million biographical articles on the English version of Wikipedia in 2021, only 19% were about women. Join us for a discussion to learn more about the underlying and systemic issues contributing to the gap. Stay for an opportunity to contribute to the solution and change the face of science on the world's encyclopedia. Instructions for crafting new and editing current Wikipedia entries will be provided to all attendees with a bit of time to get the entry started. A list of suggested people worthy of Wikipedia entries will be provided; however, participants will be encouraged to champion whomever they wish, including themselves! The Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will remain open for two weeks after the conference. All entries will be tracked and shared during a follow-up webinar highlighting participants and successful posts. 

Hosts: Marine Technology Society (MTS) and Schmidt Ocean Institute

More Information: For more information about the Ocean Sciences Meeting, visit agu.org/Ocean-Sciences-Meeting

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