On Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 14:12, Art + Feminism
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,
2017DON’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 i...@artandfeminism.org to learn more
about organizing an event.
WHY?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 Wikipedia.
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.
HOW?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.
WHEN?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: i...@artandfeminism.org .
In solidarity,Siân Evans + Jacqueline Mabey + Michael Mandiberge.
Siân Evans + Jacqueline Mabey + Michael Mandiberg
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