Join us for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. The day begins at 10:00 a.m. with a conversation about Internet activism, featuring writer Joanne McNeil and Data & Society Research Institute Fellow Zara Rahman, and moderated by Kimberly Drew, social media manager for The Metropolitan Museum of Art and creator of the Black Contemporary Art Tumblr. Afternoon breakout groups will engage in focused discussions about intersectionality and librarianship, power structures in notability guidelines on Wikipedia, and radical archives.
This conversation will be live-streamed.
Throughout the day, we will provide tutorials for beginner Wikipedians, reference materials, childcare, and refreshments. Training sessions are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. and 1:00, 2:30, and 4:00 p.m.
Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome. For the editing-averse, we welcome you to stop by to show your support and join us for the kickoff panel discussion.
For childcare, please contact [email protected] by March 7 and include the first names and number of children requiring care, their ages, and what time you plan on attending.
The event is free, but please RSVP.
The Museum organizes a wide range of edit-a-thons, in which participants communally create and update Wikipedia entries on a given topic. Tutorials for beginner Wikipedians, reference materials, and refreshments are provided. Bring a laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. The editing-averse are always welcome to stop by to show their support.
The 2017 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is organized by Art+Feminism, led by Siân Evans/Art Libraries Society of North America’s Women and Art Special Interest Group, Jacqueline Mabey/failed projects, McKensie Mack, and Michael Mandiberg, in collaboration with AfroCROWD, Women in Red, the Professional Organization for Women in the Arts (POWarts), and The Museum of Modern Art, with support from Wikimedia DC and Wikimedia NYC. Major support for Art+Feminism is provided by the Wikimedia Foundation.
Major support for this program is provided by The Modern Women’s Fund.