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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Art + Feminism is an international community that strives to close the information gap about gender, feminism and the arts on the internet.
When cis and trans women, non-binary people, people of color, and Indigenous communities are not represented in the writing and editing on the tenth-most-visited site in the world, information about people like us gets skewed and misrepresented. The stories get mistold. We lose out on real history. That’s why we’re here: to change it.

Since 2014, over 18,000 people at more than 1,260 events around the world have participated in our edit-a-thons, resulting in the creation and improvement of more than 84,000 articles on Wikipedia and its sister projects.

Divya Mehra, Dangerous Women (Blaze of Glory), 2017, digital image. This artwork was adapted by the ECU Library for the first slide, using Creative Commons policy.

2022 Local Events

In person and online event at the Surrey Art Gallery:

  • Saturday, March 12th, 12 - 4 PM: Join Surrey Art Gallery and Rungh Magazine for an afternoon of amplifying the presence of women and non-binary artists.

Events at Centre A Gallery:

  • Saturday, March 12, 12 - 1 PM : Virtual Workshop: How to Navigate Centre A’s Database Workshop
    Join Diane Wong, Centre A’s Library and Exhibitions Assistant, to learn about the history of Centre A’s Reading Room and how to navigate the online database in preparation for the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.
  • Saturday, March 19, 12 - 3 PM : Virtual Q&A Drop-In with Centre A
    Do you have any questions or require any support regarding the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon? Drop in to our virtual Q&A and a member of the Centre A team will answer your questions!
  • Saturday, March 26, 1 - 4 PM : In-Person Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Centre A
    Refreshment and childcare will be provided. Please bring an electronic device you can edit on. If you require childcare, please email info@centrea.org before Saturday, March 19.

Sign up for the Virtual Workshop and in-person Edit-a-thon at info@centrea.org

The Belkin, the Art History Students Association, Visual Arts Students Association, and the UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory are hosting a number of online events throughout the month to prepare you to participate in their in-person Edit-A-Thon on Thursday, March 24th:

  • Wednesday, March 9, 12 - 1 PM: (Virtual) Making a Difference Editing Wikipedia, with Rie Namba and Will Engle, as part of Honouring Indigenous Writers Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
  • Thursday, March 10, 1 - 2 PM: (Virtual) Introduction to the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and How to Get Started with Sara Ellis and Jay Pahre
  • Saturday, March 12, 12 - 1 PM: (Virtual) How to Navigate Centre A’s Database Workshop
  • Tuesday, March 15, 1 - 2 pm: (Virtual) Citations How-to Workshop with Sara Ellis
  • Wednesday,  March 16, 1 - 2 pm: (Virtual) Drop-In Q&A Session with the Belkin
  • 2022 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is on-site at the gallery on Thursday, March 24, from 11 am to 2 pm. Tea and snacks will be provided. To RSVP for the how-to, drop-in or on-site Edit-a-thon, email belkin.rsvp@ubc.ca.

Other events can be found on the Art + Feminism event page!

Past Event Information

Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021

Time: 11:30 am – 1 pm

Location: Zoom (eventbrite link for registration)

Register + Create Wikipedia Account: Sign in here

7th Annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Editing

Join us in listening to a panel of speakers discuss feminist and Indigenous citation practices (TBA), and participating in some communal Wikipedia editing. As in the past years, we continue to address the gaps in information and within the editing community of the Wikiverse to center the work of women, feminist, Indigenous, queer, non-binary, and immigrant art and artists. This year, we will be working together on the creation and expansion of pages for Vancouver artists who are under-represented on Wikipedia.

We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, as well as direction on where to get started. Feel free to bring your own art + feminism related wikipedia editing project ideas, or partake in a collective effort towards editing pages for local artist(s)!

People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.

Divya Mehra, Dangerous Women (Blaze of Glory), 2017, digital image. This artwork was adapted by the ECU Library.

 

Art+Feminism edit-a-thons are spaces where we agree to work together to break down our implicit and explicit biases not only on Wikipedia but also in our interactions with one another and our fellow editors. It also means we agree to hold ourselves and others accountable for the ways we either contribute or subtract from safe and brave spaces. We point out harm when we see it and we work within community to speak up when/if we see event attendees experiencing microaggressions, unfair and/or biased treatment, and inequitable exclusion.

- A+F Safe/Brave Space Policy

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Safe/Brave Space Policy for this event:

https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Friendly_space_policy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtandFeminism/Safespacepolicy

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