- This event has passed.
Wikipedia Art + Feminism Editathon
March 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
* Has LGBTQ content
* May be of interest to the LGBTQ community
Bubbler Room, Central Public Library, Madison, WI March 11, 2017 from 2 to 5 PM
Public encouraged to attend
Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the uneven gender participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.
LaToya Ruby Frazier (born 1982) is an American artist, MacArthur fellow, and professor of photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. At 16, Frazier began photographing her family and hometown. Her work has been inspired and informed by Gordon Parks, who promoted the camera as a weapon for social justice. Yet without the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Editathon, you might still search for her in vain on the most common research tool on the Internet. An untold number of women artists are missing on Wikipedia, and it’s providing a skewed view of what art is and who makes it.
We’re changing that. Attendees are encouraged to edit any entry of interest related to arts, feminism, gender studies, and LGBTQ issues. All are welcome who care about the representation of all genders in Wikipedia’s content and among its contributors.
We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and laptops. Attendees can bring their own laptop if they wish, along with any ideas for entries that need updating or creation. The event welcomes anyone whether they want to participate or just stop by to show support, learn more about this project, and eat pizza with us.
Childcare and refreshments will be provided.
Sign in at our meetup (or we’ll help you do this at the event):
For more information visit: artandfeminism.org or https://theartwritecollective.org.
The Madison A+F Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon is hosted by The ArtWrite Collective and Madison Public Library. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or requests.