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Art + Feminism Wikipedia-thon

About the Wikipedia-thon

When: March 7th, 2018

Where: M36 DASH Lab

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.

Let’s change that. Join us at the Sojourner Truth Library for an all day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian and reference materials. Feel free, to drop by, stay for an hour, or the whole time!

Laptops and PCs will be available on the main floor. We encourage you to bring ideas for entries that need updating or creation. No experience editing articles is needed, but try to create a Wikipedia account before you arrive. Women and allies of all genders welcome. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support. 

For more information, about Art+Feminism and Wikipedia Edit-a-thons everywhere, Check out:

Wikipedia Meetup: Art + Feminism
Art + Feminism Homepage