Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon'
Everybody come to this!
Where: Instar Lodge, 4 Church Ave, Germantown NY
When: March 9, 2019
*Bring your laptop, RSVP recommended
#artandfeminism #noweditingaf #AF5
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.
Join us at the Lodge [4 Church Ave, Germantown, NY] on March 9th from 10 am to 4pm for an all day 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. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support. We invite people of all gender identities and expressions to participate.
Please create a Wikipedia account before the event. You can learn how to do that here:https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:CreateAccount&returnto=Main+Page
Frances received her MA in modern and contemporary literature at the University of Virginia, working now as a writer and editor advocating on behalf of artists to maintain the professional viability of creative pursuits. She is committed to serving underrepresented artists, and uses her platform at wip_projects to volunteer her time and skills to creatives who could not otherwise afford support. Bringing underserved communities together and sharing their stories is important to her, and by joining Instar Lodge in a writer role Frances can support the organization’s mission of fostering creativity through radical giving.