Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Reproductive Justice

Hack the Canon: Reproductive Justice and Reproductive Rights
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When and Where
Event:Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Date:Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time:6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Location:Barnard College
Milstein Center Library
Digital Humanities Center
New York, NY
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Reproductive Justice & Reproductive Rights at Barnard CollegeEdit

This edit-a-thon teaches the fundamentals of creating and editing in Wikipedia while increasing access to information around reproductive justice and reproductive rights, including (but not limited to) sexuality, reproductive health, pregnancy, parenting, safe communities, and access to services such as comprehensive sex education, birth control, abortion, pre- and post-natal care for parent and child, doulas, and adoption - for folks of across the spectrums of sexual and gender identity. There are three primary tenets of reproductive justice, a human rights approach to reproductive freedom and autonomy developed by women of color: they assert the universal rights to have children, to not have children, and to parent children in safe and healthy environments. The reproductive rights movement traditionally has focused on securing legal rights for individuals to obtain reproductive health services.

As with other edit-a-thons at Barnard, by creating and improving Wikipedia entries we aim to correct the omission of marginalized communities from scholarship and general knowledge. Furthermore, because Wikipedia’s contributors skew white, cisgender, heterosexual, and male, we seize this opportunity to counterbalance that inequity with diverse voices from within Barnard’s community.

No experience is necessary to participate. A brief tutorial on editing in Wikipedia will kick off the event, and more experienced Wikipedians will be available to help throughout. Pizza, snacks and beverages will be provided.

Event InformationEdit

  • Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Location: Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY, Digital Humanities Center, Milstein Center Library
  • Subway:   to 116th Street station
  • Bus: M4, M5, M11, M104 buses
  • Directions: Directions to Barnard
  • Wifi: There is wifi access, and we will give you the log in details on-site.
  • Hashtag: #wikiwomenshistory #hackthecanonbarnard
  • Who can attend: Open to all Barnard Students, Staff, and Faculty. Open to the public with RSVP
  • What to bring: Please bring your laptop. There will be a limited number of computers available
  • Accessibility: The space is accessible to people in wheelchairs, and there are bathrooms for people of all genders. Children are welcome.

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