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Wikimedia UK to hold Black History Month editathon

Wikimedia UK logoWikimedia UK, the charity that supports the work of Wikipedia and its sister projects in the UK, is organising an editathon this week for Black History Month in conjunction with University College London’s Equiano Centre.

The event will be held on Friday 26 October from 2 pm to 6 pm in UCL’s Geography Department in ‘Map’ Room LG13 (Oxenham Room) on the Lower Ground Floor at 26 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AP (map).

The event will explore some of Black Culture histories and work on adding the information to Wikipedia (including biographies on some of the figures of African and Asian heritage living, travelling or working in Britain at this time).

The event is especially aimed at new Wikipedia editors, who might be intimidated by the job of editing the internet’s primary source of basic information. Representatives from Wikimedia UK will be on hand to show you how the site works and answer questions.

Anyone working for a Black Culture related organisation is also welcome to attend – we will be discussing how you could cooperate with Wikimedia UK in the future.

We are hoping to attract new editors interested in the topic, and network with Black Culture organisations who may be interested in finding out more about what Wikimedia UK does.

If you have any questions, please contact Daria Cybulska on daria.cybulska (at), telephone 0207 065 0994.

Visit Wikimedia UK for full details.