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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.

Event Information

Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021

Time: 11:30 am – 1 pm

Location: Zoom (eventbrite link for registration)

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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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