To kick off Women’s History Month, Gleeson Library will host the annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon on Tuesday, March 3! Join us in the 2nd Floor Common area from 1-6pm. We will address the gender gap on Wikipedia by communally updating Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome and encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided!
What is Art + Feminism? “Art+Feminism is a non-profit organization that directly addresses the inequality of gender, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia. Through building a global community and hosting edit-a-thons around the world, we strive to close the gaps in content and with editors” (Art + Feminism). To improve coverage of women in the arts, we ask you to help us close this gap. Less female editorship = less female representation, and “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 about people like us gets skewed and misrepresented. The stories get mistold. We lose out on real history. That’s why we’re here: to change it” (Art + Feminism).
Want to get a head start? Create your Wikipedia account. On the day of the event, librarians and staff will guide you through the editing process, provide you with reliable resources and laptops, and provide you with examples of Wikipedia articles that need creation or improvement.
Let’s use Wikipedia as a tool for activism. See you there!
Contact Fabiola Hernandez-Soto , for more information or questions.