Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Start date

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 5:30pm

End date

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 8:30pm

Cynthia Bringle, 1977Cynthia Bringle, 1977

The American Craft Council Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon has moved to a virtual event!

Join the ACC Library via Zoom, an online meeting space for an evening of communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art, and feminism.

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10 percent 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 – and especially women of color. 

Let’s change that.

We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian and opportunities for Q & A in Zoom. Plenty of online resources and reference materials will be available in the Wikipedia event dashboard. We invite people of all gender identities and expressions to participate, particularly transgender and cisgender women.

Event details:

  • Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
  • Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Virtual event through Zoom. A link to the Zoom meeting room will be sent to all who register before the event.
  • Who should attend: People of all gender identities and expressions. We welcome both novice and experienced Wikipedians; no experience is necessary.
  • The event is free, but we do ask that you register. Registration is limited to 100 participants.
  • Please create a Wikipedia account before the event.
  • Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Safe Space Policy.
  • Hashtags: #artandfeminism #noweditingAF

Register

For further information, or for advanced research assistance, contact the ACC Library at (612) 206-3118 or [email protected].