Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Start date

Thursday, September 5, 2019, 5:30pm

End date

Thursday, September 5, 2019, 8:30pm

Location

American Craft Council

1224 Marshall St. NE, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55413
United States

women in craft history

Edith Heath, Marguerite Wildenhain, Lenore Tawney, and Toshiko Takaezu at the Asilomar conference grounds, Pacific Grove, California, 1957. Photo: ACC Archives


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 – especially women of color.

Let’s change that.

Join us at the American Craft Council Library for an evening of 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. 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.

After an evening of editing, take advantage of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association First Thursday open studio event for nearby studio and gallery tours.

Other details:

  • 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.

  • Please bring your laptop and power cord (a limited number of computers will be available), and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. 

  • Please create a Wikipedia account before the event

  • Also: Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Safe Space Policy.

  • Hashtags: #artandfeminism #noweditingAF


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