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Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon

Why Edit Wikipedia? Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female; more recent research puts that number at 16% globally and 23% in the United States.   Further, data analysis tools and computational linguistics studies have concluded that Wikipedia has fewer and less extensive articles on women; those same tools have shown gender biases in biographical articles.   This is a problem.   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." From Art + Feminism Website

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon @ Bucknell University 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, March 19th

  • 11:00AM - 2:00PM drop in at any time!
  • HumLab (Lower Level)
  • Hildrith-Mizra Hall

Image by Suze Meyers


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 world are hosting edit-a-thons throughout the month of March, where participants will gather in one place to edit, add, and improve Wikipedia entries.

HOW: 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 snacks.

CONTACT: Have questions? Email us at cmp016@bucknell.edu or tes025@bucknell.edu

Since 2014, over 14,000 people at more than 1,100 events around the world have participated in Art + Feminism edit-a-thons, resulting in the creation and improvement of more than 58,000 articles on Wikipedia

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