Art+Feminism Wikipedia Editathon
Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors were women. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of representation from women.
Let’s change that.
Join us at the RISD Museum as part of Third Thursday for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art, and feminism. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, free food, and a cash bar. Bring your laptop (a handful will be provided), power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation—or choose from a list of suggested entries relating to the Museum’s collection and RISD’s history.
For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support. We invite people of all gender identities and expressions to participate, particularly transgender and cisgender women. Please ask your fellow attendees for their pronouns of choice, and be aware of our Safe Space Policy (outlined here). Children are welcome and the organizers will support children, parents, and caregivers to the best of our ability. We ask all participants to be supportive of kids, parents, and caregivers wherever they are, as we do not discourage them from attending the event.
Please create a Wikipedia account before the event. You can learn how to do that here. Registration requested.
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