The organizers of this event point out that less than 10 percent of Wikipedia editors are women — and they want to change that. You can participate even if you’ve never contributed to or edited a Wikipedia entry before, because there will be training sessions. If you want to edit, register in advance, then show up with your laptop, power cord, and ideas for articles. And if you don’t want to edit, you can come by to show support.
People of all gender identities are welcome at this event. It is FREE and requires only an advance registration.
During the Edit-a-Thon, you can:
- Learn about women artists
- Learn how Wikipedia works
- Become a Wikipedia editor
- Edit, update, and create Wikipedia articles related to gender, art, and intersectional feminism, with a focus on artists in the High’s collection
According to the event organizers:
Wikipedia’s gender gap leaves us with an alarming lack of representation in the world’s most popular online research tool. Join us for the Art+Feminism Edit-a-Thon and be part of an international movement to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia.
Pre-registration is now open! Entry is free with pre-registration.
To pre-register yourself or a group, email Melissa Katzin.