2019 Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Thursday, March 21st

Emory University Art and Feminism 2019 Editathon (http://emorylib.info/AFinfo

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 5-8 pm, Woodruff Library 314
This event is open to the public. RSVP here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EmoryAF2019

For the fourth year in a row, Emory University Libraries will host a local event for the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Art + Feminism is a worldwide campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and to empower new editors.

On 3/21/19, we will have computers, reference materials, and dinner available.

Want to know more before committing to joining us on March 21st?  Consider attending a brief information session on Thursday, February 28, 5-6 pm, Woodruff Library 314.  If you’re ready to sign up for the March 21 edit-a-thon, please RSVP here. (No RSVP required for the info session.)

Art+Feminism (A+F) Wikipedia Edit-a-thon aims to give better online representation to important women figures in the arts (including but not limited to visual arts, performing arts, and literary arts). We are one of many organizations hosting such an event, including Emory’s Oxford campus on  Monday, March 4, 6-8 pm and the High Museum of Art on March 30th

What is A+F About?

Wikipedia is the largest encyclopedia in the world and anyone can edit it – yet less than 10 percent of Wikipedia editors are women! Prominent women in the arts are also much less documented on Wikipedia than their male counterparts. The goal of this event and the global movement is to amplify the voices of cis and transgender women, non-binary individuals, feminism, and the arts by giving them due coverage on Wikipedia.

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend and make a positive difference in how we talk and write about women on the Internet. No experience required – we’ll teach you all you need to know to participate. FOOD WILL BE SERVED! rsvp

Information Sheet

What You’ll Do:

  • Learn how to edit Wikipedia
  • Contribute edits to an article about a woman artist of your choice
  • Discuss the representation of women online with fellow Emory community members

Dates to Know:

  • Information Session – optional meeting to get more info + ask questions:Thursday, Feb. 28, 5-6 pm Woodruff Library classroom 314
  • Edit-a-thon – the main event:Thursday, March 21, 5–8 pm Woodruff Library classroom 314

Questions? Contact Jennifer Sutcliffe jennifer [dot] sutcliffe [at] emory [dot] edu

To-Dos If You’re Participating:

Further Reading on the WIkipedia Gender Gap:

Wikipedia is a Mirror of the World’s Gender Biases, Katherine Maher, Wikimedia Foundation, 2018.
Wikipedia’s Forgotten Women: Inside the Editing Marathon to Fix Imbalance, Nadja Sayej, The Guardian, 2018.
Why Do So Few Women Edit Wikipedia? Nicole Torres, Harvard Business Review, 2016.

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