Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Friday, March 3, 2017 // 1:30 pm

Paley Library: Digital Scholarship Center -- 1210 W. Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

woman yelling edit

WHAT: Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is an international communal updating of Wikipedia content on subjects related to art and feminism. Universities and cultural institutions around the city of Philadelphia are hosting edit-a-thons throughout the month of March, where participants will gather in one place to edit, add, and improve Wikipedia entries.

WHY: Art+Feminism Wikipedia-a-thon improves coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourages female editorship. Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are debateable, the effect is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation, creating imbalance in this increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.

HOW: Register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-feminism-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-2017-tickets-31549440225, arrive with your laptop or device, power cord, and ideas for entries. It’s that simple. We will provide tutorials for beginner Wikipedians, reference materials, and refreshments.

Since 2014, over 280 Art+Feminism edit-a-thons have taken place across the world, creating and improving an estimated 4,600 articles. Join us to broaden that reach in 2017!

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