< Events | February 06-15, 2024

Black Histories Edit-a-thon

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Join the Black Histories Edit-a-thon for a series of free, online events throughout Black History Month!

No experience necessary! You can learn the basics or get a refresher on editing Wikipedia and Wikidata, then edit alongside others who are passionate about improving digital coverage of Black histories and experiences. You can also join the event and edit at your own pace throughout the month. This event is a joint effort by library and archives staff and students at the University of Toronto, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto Public Library, and York University.

Register for the kick-off event on Feb 6, and editing sessions on Feb 8 and 15.

Kick-Off Panel Discussion
February 6, 2024, 11 am to 12:30 pm
Join a discussion with speakers Tonya Sutherland-Stewart and Melissa J. Nelson. Moderated by Professor Natasha Henry Dixon. Note: no editing or training. More information to come

Edit-a-thon + Wikipedia and Wikidata Training
February 8, 2024, 10 am to 2 pm
Come for community, and learn to edit if you’re new! Optional training is offered at the start of the session for Wikipedia (10 am to 12 pm) and half-way through for Wikidata (12 pm to 2 pm). Never edited before? No problem — all are welcome. Drop in and out anytime. This event is identical to the February 15 session.

Edit-a-thon + Wikipedia and Wikidata Training
February 15, 2024, 12 to 4 pm
Come for community, and learn to edit if you’re new! Optional training is offered at the start of the session for Wikipedia (12 to 2 pm) and half-way through for Wikidata (2 to 4 pm). Never edited before? No problem — all are welcome. Drop in and out anytime. This event is identical to the February 8 session

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