On Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 14:12, Art + Feminism <info(a)artandfeminism.org>
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
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 info(a)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: info(a)artandfeminism.org
In solidarity,Siân Evans + Jacqueline Mabey + Michael
Mandiberge. info(a)artandfeminism.orgw. www.artandfeminism.org
Siân Evans + Jacqueline Mabey + Michael Mandiberg
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