Fwd: [GLAM] Call for Participation: 2017 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Art + Feminism<[hidden email]> Date: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 8:59 PM Subject: [GLAM] Call for Participation: 2017 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon To: [hidden email]
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, 2017
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 [hidden email] 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 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.
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: [hidden email].