Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2017

Art+Feminism: International Women’s Day Workshop

Celebrate International Women’s Day and help us improve Wikipedia articles about women artists.

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, NMWA is organizing its fifth annual edit-a-thon focused on improving Wikipedia entries related to notable women artists and art world figures.

This event is part of the larger Art+Feminism global initiative to help improve Wikipedia’s gender imbalance. A 2010 Wikimedia survey found that less than 13% of its contributors are women. The lack of female participation has contributed to the absence of notable women on Wikipedia. In 2016, at edit-a-thons around the world, an estimated 2500 participants created or improved 3000 articles about women artists! 

If you cannot attend in person, participate remotely and record your articles in the results section or on the Art+Feminism Tumblr. Use the hashtag #ArtAndFeminism to share about the event on social media!

SCHEDULE:

•  10–11 a.m.: Welcome and editing tutorial
•  11 a.m.–2 p.m.: Research and editing
•  12 p.m.: Lunch

RESERVATIONS:

Reservations required. Please bring a laptop with power cord and photo ID. Extension cords and power strips are highly recommended.

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