Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
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 Hemera Collective for an afternoon of communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art, photography 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 creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support.
If you need childcare, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know the first names and number of children requiring care, their ages, and what time you plan on attending. We invite people of all gender identities and expressions to participate, particularly transgender and cisgender women.
Please create a Wikipedia account before the event. You can learn how to do that here.
Art+Feminism is a campaign improving coverage of cis and transgender women, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. From coffee shops and community centers to the largest museums and universities in the world, Art+Feminism is a do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others campaign teaching people of all gender identities and expressions to edit Wikipedia.