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Art & Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

March 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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.

Art+Feminism’s Edit-a-thons and other initiatives make an impact on the gender gap through crucial improvements to gender, feminism and art related subjects on Wikipedia. Since 2014, Art+Feminism edit-a-thons have taken place across the world, creating and improving over 11,000 articles.

Join us at Sloane Art Library in the Hanes Art Center on March 7 from 5 to 8 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, and refreshments. Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. There will be an introductory presentation at 5, but we invite you to come at any point during the event. We invite people of all gender identities and expressions to participate, particularly transgender and cisgender women.

For more information, check out the Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/149854449061130/

and the Wikipedia Meetup page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/UNC/ArtAndFeminism_2018

Hope to see you all there!

AMLISS is the Art+Museum Library+ Information Student Society out of the School of Information and Library Science. If interested in joining, contact mcgurrin@live.unc.edu or visit their Facebook page @AMLISSUNC

 

Details

Date:
March 7, 2018
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

Hanes Art Center
115 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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