Wikipedia:Meetup/New York City/1000 Women in Religion 2020

This event has been postponed until further notice.
Event Details
Date & Time Thursday, March 12, 2020, from 5 - 7 p.m.
Location The Burke Library, 3041 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 Conference Room, L3 (Third Floor)
Host Columbia University
Facilitators Deanna K. Roberts and Carolyn V. Bratnober

Event DescriptionEdit

The 1000 Women in Religion Project, a major initiative of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature’s Women’s Caucus, is working to add biographies of women to Wikipedia, where over 80% of biographical entries are about men. Entries are particularly lacking for women who are religious leaders, activists or academics in the field of religion. Come create and edit Wikipedia pages on "women in religion" (including transgender women, nonbinary and genderqueer persons) in support of our effort to address this systemic gender bias. Learn how Wikipedia works and join its community of editors.

Read more about the 1000 Women in Religion Project on our WikiProject page, or the Women's Caucus of AAR/SBL page.

Register for this event at

Event DetailsEdit

  • Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
  • Time: 5-7pm
  • Location: The Burke Library, 3041 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 Conference Room, L3 (Third Floor)
  • Who should attend?: Students, faculty, and members of the public are welcome! New editors and non-wikipedians are encouraged to join us!
  • RSVP: Register through this link. We will send updates and directions to all pre-registered attendees. Pre-registration is required for anyone without a Columbia or United Theological Seminary I.D. card.
  • What to bring: Your laptop, your lunch, and a friend! Email The Burke Library to request a temporary work laptop for the session.
  • Training (optional): Find more information, tutorials, and training modules at 1000 Women in Religion Project website. Training and personal assistance will be available at the event.

Project DashboardEdit

Before the event begins, we encourage you to sign up on our project dashboard. We will use the dashboard to track edits and outcomes.

If you don't have a wikipedia account, you can create one when you sign up on the dashboard. If you need assistance, we can help you sign in to the dashboard and create an account at the event. But it's easy so give it a try!

New editors can read more about creating a page and starting to edit on Wikipedia:

You also do not have to edit Wikipedia pages at the edit-a-thon; people can help by doing online and off-line research, and offer support in other ways. So come and join us!


  • Introductions
  • Brief overview of the problem with bias on Wikipedia
  • Introduction to the 1000 Women in Religion Project
  • Wikipedia Editing Basics
  • Resources and Project To Do List
  • Work time!

Goals: Create user account (if new to Wikipedia), create user page with at least one sentence, sign up on the project dashboard, make at least one edit to a Wikipedia page.

Before you arriveEdit

Things to knowEdit

  • Snacks provided.
  • Please bring your own laptop or tablet to use while editing.
  • No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary as training will be provided.
  • No background in religion, diversity, or women's history is required as we will have resources on hand to cite.
  • You can help with research if you prefer not to edit.
  • If you can't attend the event in person you can participate virtually! Sign into the dashboard and edit along with us on the day of the event and help us improve articles from our worklists!

Partial WorkbenchEdit