The 11th of February marks the international day for women and girls in science. To celebrate this occasion, the DEC Equality & Diversity committee, in collaboration with the Physics and Geosciences departments of ENS, are organizing a Wikipedia edit-a-thon.
The goal of the event is to increase visibility of women in science. Only 16% of Wikipedia scientist biographies are about women and only 15-20% of Wikipedia editors identify as female or non-binary. During this 2 hour event, there will be a short introduction on how to create and edit Wikipedia pages, after which small interactive groups will work on the Wikipedia page of a particular scientist.
Suggestions for scientist profiles representing the different fields (cognitive science, theoretical physics, and geosciences) will be provided, but feel free to bring your own suggestions as well.
Everyone is welcome to join, no pre-knowledge of Wikipedia is necessary!
To join and for further information please sign up using the following link.
We would also like to use this opportunity to inform you that we are trying to unite departments in their efforts of increasing diversity and equality in science at ENS. You can follow all our updates on twitter (@diversity_ENS) and everyone is welcome to join our slack workspace (sign up with ENS email accounts).