Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 11:00 AM-7:00 PM

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors were women. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of representation from women.

Let’s change that.

Join us for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art, and feminism. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and refreshments. Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creating. For the editing averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support. We invite people of all gender identities and expressions to participate, particularly transgender and cisgender women.

We will update entries from 11 AM to 5 PM, followed by a discussion about gender, representation, and resources available to women of color in the world of contemporary art from 5:30-7 PM.

Image: Francesca Lissoni