Call to edit graphic by Valerie Gnaedig

Through August 15th

The on-site, in-person version of this event at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center originally scheduled for Saturday, March 28 is postponed until further notice.

Until then, we invite you instead to join a virtual edit-a-thon to contribute to the global Art+Feminism initiative. You can create a Wikipedia account, add yourself to the event, and find training videos and resources on the Event Dashboard. We will be tracking edits made through the end of the exhibition Question Everything! The Women of Black Mountain College. Please join us, and stay tuned for information about when the postponed on-site event will be held so that we can meet up in person!

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.