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How to Get More Women on Wikipedia (and Share Food Knowledge for All)

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Wikipedia is one of the top search websites in the world where anyone can contribute, but a recent study revealed that 90% of the people who do so are white men. To address this imbalance, the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery, together with the British Library, is heading up a project to encourage more women to contribute to the site, particularly in food. (This is where you come in!)

Photo by James Ransom

A satellite group at the NYU Food Studies program, led by Cathy Kaufman, is hosting a training and editing session on Friday, March 25th from 12 to 3 PM on NYU's campus. You'll leave the session with all the tools you need to contribute to any Wikipedia article. Lots of food experts will be attending (so you'll be in good company!), but because authors can't cite themselves, they're also calling for non-experts (from all backgrounds, regardless of gender!), with excellent food and research skills.

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To RSVP and receive more information on where the event will be held, email Cathy Kaufman at [email protected]. Just keep in mind that space is limited! See you there!

Have you ever contributed to Wikipedia? Are you a closeted expert on Indian spices? Knife skills? Tell us in the comments below!

Tags: wikipedia, wiki-food, community service, events, women in food