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.
Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 21
Zurack Collaboration Center, Bartle Library
Join us for an afternoon of 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 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.
Tag all Wikipedia edits and social media posts with #ArtAndFeminism #Noweditingaf #AF5 #bingulibraries
We encourage you to create your Wikipedia account before the event – learn how at create your account.
Training videos are also available to learn more about editing on Wikipedia.
Looking for ideas on what to edit? A good selection of open-access sources are listed in Art and Feminism Research Resources. Our website is a great source of information (includes subscription-based resources available to Binghamton faculty, students and staff; for community users access is on-site only).
Art+Feminism’s Edit-a-thons and other initiatives make an impact on the gender gap through crucial improvements to gender, feminism and art related subjects on Wikipedia. Since 2014, Art+Feminism edit-a-thons have taken place across the world, creating and improving over 11,000 articles.