Windsor Hackforge, Arts Council Windsor & Region and the University of Windsor School of Creative Arts invite people of all gender identities to take part in Windsor, Ontario’s Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is an event dedicated to improving the representation of women on wikipedia and provide a free teaching session for editing and contributing to Wikipedia.
Hosted at Hackforge: Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 11am – 5 pm
Free & kid friendly activities provided!
We would prefer that you pre-register, however, walk-ins are welcome
We encourage you to create Wikipedia username prior to the Edit-a-thon here:
To connect to our event Dashboard:
https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Hackforge/Windsor_ArtAndFeminism_2018 // About Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon //
Every March since 2014, people have gathered at 280+ events across six continents, to create and improve thousands of Wikipedia pages for artists like Rebecca Belmore, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ana Mendieta, and Augusta Savage with the focus of addressing the fact that female artists are underrepresented on Wikipedia. This program is presented in association with Art+Feminism, an international campaign to improve content on women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage women to participate in the online encyclopedia.
Only 10% of Wikipedia editors identify as women. The Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is seeking to change that statistic by offering a a do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others research and teaching session for editing and contributing to Wikipedia. Tutorials will be provided for those who are new to the editing process.
People of all gender identities and expressions, transgender women, cisgender women, and non binary are invited to join us for this day of communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism.
Pre- Research Event
There will be a pre-event information session for Windsor’s Edit-a-thon on THURSDAY MARCH 8th FROM 2-5pm @ SOCA's DIGITAL MEDIA LAB in the ARMOURIES BUILDING (37 University Avenue East room AM-B32). Leddy Library has offered their online research materials to help with improving the content of women in the arts on Wikipedia.
This event is part of ACWR’s Women in Culture month.
For more information click: http://acwr.net/explore-the-arts/women-in-culture-2018/
To learn more about Art+Feminism: http://www.artandfeminism.org/