Forthcoming Equality and Diversity events.
Summary of Internal Events
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Processions on Friday 8 June is our next Wikipedia event – celebrating 100 years of votes for women; the history of women’s rights campaigning; the history of marches and banner-making; and bringing things bang up-to-date with contemporary campaigning and activism.
Following the historic referendum in Ireland and just before the upcoming Processions mass participation artwork on 10 June, this event kicks off next Friday at 12pm in Room 1.11 in the University’s Main Library.
Come for 12pm or drop in when you can anytime between 12pm and 7pm that day and you’ll be given nibbles and supported to add images, improve articles and create new articles (50 words+) missing from Wikipedia, the go-to source of information for people all around the world.
Book here. #WeCanEdit!
- Read about Gender Equality in Higher Education in this excellent new book, EqualBITE.
- Email Ewan.McAndrew@ed.ac.uk to suggest a Wikipedia editing event in your own field and own location. In particular, we are looking to make more notable women visible on Wikipedia as part of WikiProject Women in Red and our commitment to Athena SWAN.
- Find out about how editors are making women more visible online with Wikidata tools.
Further Wikimedia events Summer 2018:
- Processions 2018 – celebrating 100 years of votes for women, the history of marches and banner making (as noted above)
- Teaching with Wikipedia – showcasing recent University of Edinburgh examples.
- Sharing research to Wikipedia and Wikidata; building understanding and impact.
- Train the Trainer events – train others how to edit (for inside/outside the curriculum)
- Learn about linked open data with Wikipedia’s sister project, Wikidata.
- Learn about Wikisource, the free digital ‘hyper’ library of open-licensed texts.
- Learn how to edit Wikipedia.
- Join the Academia and Wikipedia conference at Maynooth University.
- Join the second Celtic Knot: Wikipedia Language Conference at the National Library of Wales showcasing innovating approaches to supporting Celtic and Indigenous language communities.
Autumn/Winter Events 2018:
- Ada Lovelace Day is Tuesday 9 Oct 2018 – surfacing more inspirational Women in STEM.
- Mental Health Awareness event in November 2018 – building understanding and awareness for Wellbeing Week.
- YOUR event – all we need is a room with internet, a few pages to edit, a few sources and a few can-do editors. (Periodic table cupcakes are optional)
Archived Equality events 2018:
International Women' Day Celeberations
7th March 2018 - The annual International Women's Day Lecture speaker for 2018 is Anne Richards, CVO, CBE, FRSE Chief Executive Officer of M&G Investments, and Vice-Convener of University of Edinburgh Court. The lecture will be held on the evening of 7 March at 6.30pm (doors open 6.00pm) in McEwan Hall, Teviot Place. The theme of the lecture is "Investing for everyone - can Finance help close the gender equality gap?” Furtehr The event is free but ticketed. Further informatio and how to book at::https://uoeiwd2018.eventbrite.co.uk
8th March 2018 - a Wikipedia editing event to celebrate #Vote100 as an important milestone on the road to universal franchise. 1.30pm to 5pm – Creating articles on Wikipedia about the suffragettes on 8th March 2018 in Argyle House (EW.07) https://nvite.com/eb/43618744840
30th Mar. - Wikipedia Women in Red monthly meetup on Friday 30th March 2018 ((normally on last Thursday or Friday in the month) to address the systemic bias on Wikipedia by writing articles about notable women missing from Wikipedia.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:University_of_Edinburgh/Events_and_Workshops/Women_in_Red#About_the_event