Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Saturday 3rd Mar, 2018
Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center617 Main St Buffalo, NY 14203
Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that fewer 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 by women.
Let’s change that.
Join us at Squeaky Wheel for an all day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art and feminism. We provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, ongoing editing support, reference materials, childcare, and refreshments. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate, particularly transgender and cisgender women.
In collaboration with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, we will focus on artists featured in the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85.
Toronto artist Zeesy Powers will join us again this year to moderate. Co-presented by Peach Mag. In partnership with Buffalo State College’s Women & Gender Studies Interdisciplinary Minor, UB Department of Art, and UB Department of Media Study. Sponsored by WNY Book Arts Center & Tipico Coffee.
We encourage attendees to bring a laptop and power cord, and to create a Wikipedia account prior to the event.
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