In celebration of Women's History Month, join us for an art + feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon!
This event is designed to improve coverage of gender, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. The edit-a-thon will include tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, ongoing editing support, reference materials, and refreshments. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate, particularly transgender and cisgender women.
In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as women. This lack of inclusive participation has led to an alarming gap of content in the world’s most popular online research tool. 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.
CCP’s Art+Feminism’s Edit-a-thon will focus on increasing the presence of female photographers on Wikipedia. Part of CCP’s mission is to promote creative inquiry, dialogue, and appreciation of photography’s enduring cultural influence, but people don’t always begin their searches for photographers on our website. There are at least 14 female photographers with archives at CCP who do not currently have Wikipedia pages. Join us in expanding the presence of these photographers on the internet and become a Wikipedia editor this March!
For more information, contact Emily Weirich, Associate Librarian for Research Services