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NMWA’s Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, 2018

Posted in museums by Editor on March 17, 2018

Today at the NMWA:

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon 2018
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., 17 March 2018

Celebrate Women’s History Month and help us improve Wikipedia articles about women artists.

In honor of Women’s History Month, NMWA will host its 5th annual Art+Feminism Edit-A-Thon focused on improving Wikipedia entries related to notable women artists and art world figures. This event is part of a global initiative to help improve Wikipedia’s gender imbalance. A 2010 Wikimedia survey found that less than 13% of its contributors are women. The lack of female participation has contributed to the absence of notable women on Wikipedia. In more than 480 events, over 7,100 people have created and improved more than 11,000 Wikipedia articles.

No experience necessary—just bring a laptop, motivation to combat gender bias, and a belief in equal access to quality information resources. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.

Schedule
10:00–11:00  Welcome and editing tutorial
11:00–3:00  Research and editing
Lunch at noon

Use the hashtags #ArtAndFeminism and #NowEditingAF to share about the event on social media!

Reservations required—use the passcode ‘AF’. Please bring a laptop with power cord. Extension cords and power strips are highly recommended.

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