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Welcome to the Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon. Event Schedule:
Join us online from 12:00PM - 4:00PM on Friday, March 27th, 2020 for a virtual kickoff of Tucson’s Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. This kickoff event marks the start of a month-long, community-wide effort towards editing Wikipedia pages concerning womxn and non-binary artists, makers, poets, photographers. Our collective goal is to improve coverage of womxn, non-binary and femme-identified people and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage diverse editorship. The kickoff event will include tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, lightning talks and collaborative group editing. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate, with a special welcome to womxn, non-binary, and femme people.
This event is free and open to the general public as well as the University of Arizona community and runs from March 27th through April 30th, 2020.
Editors who register before or during the on-going event will have the opportunity to connect with other editors and get support throughout the month as well as attend an in-person keynote presentation and performance by local artist and activist, Natalie Brewster Nguyen.
Join us for Community Editing Hours:
These are times you can check in with librarians and Wikipedians on Zoom to get help or just share a virtual space while we all edit. All community hours have concluded.
This Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thonis generously sponsored and co-hosted by CATalyst Studios, the Center for Creative Photography, the Poetry Center, the Department of History, the Public History Collaborative.
Why We Edit
Gender Bias is a well-known and documented issue on Wikipedia, both in content and editorship (due to the larger issue of Systemic Bias).
The Art+Feminism organization is a leader in the online activist community that aims to address representation issues in the arts related to gender, race, LGBTQ, and more in the public knowledge realm.
According to Wikipedia's only study of its user community, less than 10% of Wikipedia's editors identify as cis or trans women.
Please watch the following video for more information on this issue: