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From: Art + Feminism <>
Date: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 8:59 PM
Subject: [GLAM] Call for Participation: 2017 Art+Feminism Wikipedia

Hi everyone,

We are once again in the process of co-organizing the international
Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thons and we are writing to solicit your
participation. This could take the form of forwarding this call onto folks
you think would want to organize an event; sharing info about the project
on your social media channels; organizing your own edit-a-thon; or any
other way you can think to spread the word. Any and all participation is
greatly appreciated!


*Call for Participation: 4th Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, March,
DON’T AGONIZE, ORGANIZE! The award winning, record breaking Art+Feminism
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is happening this March. Join us again or organize
for the first time to improve Wikipedia and affirm the importance of the
arts and intersectional feminisms. It matters more than ever as we face a
post-fact world, and what may follow. Email us at to
learn more about organizing an event.

Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify
as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the
practical effect of the disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of
female participation. Established in 2014, Art+Feminism Wikipedia
Edit-a-thon is a response to the gender gap in content and participation on

As the lead co-organizers of Art+Feminism, we’ve been deeply disturbed by
the sheer amount of fake news on social media, and its influence on the
recent US election. We believe this makes our work even more pressing. Now
more than ever we must gather together to improve Wikipedia and affirm work
of women, people of color, immigrants, the LGBTQIA+ community and other
marginalized peoples.

Hold an Edit-a-thon at your local university, artist run center, museum,
community center, etc! Art+Feminism Edit-a-thons address content and
participation gaps by inviting people of all gender identities and
expressions to gather for communal updating of Wikipedia entries related to
art and feminism. The leadership collective supports Edit-a-thon organizers
by: providing an organizer’s kit
<> with suggested workflow,
promotional and training materials, and more; funding to defray the costs
of refreshments and childcare; and training and support.

The 2017 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at The Museum of Modern Art,
New York will take place on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Node events are
welcome to hold their event on this day or any other date in March, 2017
that makes sense for your community. To learn more and get involved,
contact the lead co-organizers via email:

In solidarity,
Siân Evans + Jacqueline Mabey + Michael Mandiberg

Siân Evans + Jacqueline Mabey + Michael Mandiberg
Lead Co-Organizers

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