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ART+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

ART+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon BMC Spring 2017

Join the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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Join us for an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Monday March 26 from 11am-2pm in Dalton 119. This event is designed to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage female editorship. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. This lack of female participation has led to an alarming dearth of content about women and art in the world's most popular online research tool. Let's keep making a difference!

Don't know how to edit on Wikipedia? No prior experience is necessary. We will provide tutorials for beginner Wikipedians, ongoing editing support, reference materials, and some refreshments. We welcome participation from all gender identities and expressions.Feel free to drop in for all or part of the edit-a-thon. Please bring your own laptop, power cord, and any ideas for entries that need updating or creation. If possible, please create a Wikipedia account before the event

Date: Monday March 26, 2018                                                                                                                                          

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm​

Location: Dalton 119

Questions? Contact

Why we edit?

Why do we edit?

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. 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 for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and art+feminism inspired refreshments}. Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate. 


Gender Gap in Wikipedia

Learn more about the gender gap on Wikipedia.

Read former Wikimedia Foundation executive Sue Gardner provided nine reasons, offered by female Wikipedia editors, "Why Women Don't Edit Wikipedia."

Becoming a Wikipedian editor

Create a Wikipedia account

Sign in and post your articles on the BMC Art+Feminism Wikipedia Program Page.

For additional information and tools visit ART+FEMINISM at