The Center for Jewish History and the American Jewish Historical Society are hosting a Soviet Jewry Wikipedia Edit-a-thon centered on the American Soviet Jewry movement in celebration of the recently-completed digitization of over 75,100 items and 500 hours of audio from the Archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement.
Join us on Sunday, November 22 anytime between 11:00 am – 4:00 pm to help write and edit Wikipedia articles. The event is open to everyone, and we especially welcome new Wikipedia editors. Training sessions on editing Wikipedia will be held at 11:15 am and 1:00 pm.
Read more on the Wikipedia meetup page and RSVP at the Center for Jewish History event page.
What is a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon?
Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia that anyone can edit. As the sixth most accessed website in the world, it is a powerful information resource. Like any encyclopedia, it needs to be constantly expanded and updated. A Wikipedia edit-a-thon is a time when people interested in editing Wikipedia meet to edit together. Edit-a-thons are great ways for those new to Wikipedia to learn from experienced editors and for experts to share their knowledge by contributing to Wikipedia.
For examples of previous edit-a-thons, see the Center for Jewish History’s Women in Jewish History Edit-a-thon, the Schomburg Center’s Black Lives Matters Edit-a-thon, or MoMA’s Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon.