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Advocacy and Invention: A Women's History Edit-a-Thon

Wikipedia is an openly editable resource, meaning that you can improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries. As one of the web’s most visited reference sites, Wikipedia serves as a starting point for many individuals looking to learn about art, history, and science.
During this event, attendees of all experience levels will learn the basics of how to edit Wikipedia by creating or updating articles related to the history of women's health in the United States.
This event is planned in conjunction with the Smithsonian National American History Museum, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative, a multiyear undertaking to document, research, collect, display, and share the history of women in the United States.


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September 15, 2022
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT (United States)


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No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary; training will be provided. No background in art history nor women's history is required either.

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The Basics[edit]

NPOV - Neutral point of view

NOR - No original research

RS - Reliable sourcing

V - Verifiable info

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  • Citizens Committee for Victim Assistance, Founded by Marty Goddard [28][29][30]
  • Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, Grant program organization for sexual assault testing/reporting reform [31][32]
  • Coalition for Women's Safety, Boston women’s anti-violence advocacy group made up of smaller groups, worked with the Combahee River Collective during the Roxbury murders and concurrent movements [33][34][35][36]
  • Margaret Standish Pokorny, Former head of Playboy Foundation, was the one who approved the funding for the kits, Gave funding to Marty Goddard [37]
  • Susan Xenarios, Social worker and founder of Director of the Crime Victims Treatment Center. Helped to expand access to rape kits [38][39]
  • Leah Griffin, Sexual assault survivor and advocate for rape kit reform, running for political office [40][41][42]
  • Nancy Mbabazi Musinguzi, co-created The Black Lives Matter/Defund the Police digital poster [43][44]
  • Betty Freudenheim, [45]


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