Saturday, March 28, 11am-5pm
The on-site, in-person version of this event at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center on Saturday, March 28 is postponed until further notice.
We invite you instead to join a virtual edit-a-thon during that time to contribute to the global Art+Feminism initiative. To assist new and experienced editors, we’ll have support available via a dedicated Slack channel (#onlineediting) from 11am–5pm EST on Saturday, March 28. You can create a Wikipedia account, add yourself to the event, and find training videos and resources on the Event Dashboard. Please join us!
What is an Edit-a-thon?
An Edit-a-thon is a community-organized event that aims to teach folks how to edit, update, and add articles on Wikipedia. A 2011 study found that fewer than 10% of contributors to Wikipedia identify as women. Perhaps partly as a result of this gender gap, Wikipedia has fewer and less extensive articles on women. Data analysis tools and computational linguistics studies have also revealed gender biases in biographical articles.
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 gets skewed and misrepresented. The stories get mistold. We lose out on real history.
Let’s change that! Join us for a free communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. Please also take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Safe Space Policy.
This Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is made possible through the support of Art+Feminism and the Wikimedia Foundation.