Join us for the fifth annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art, and feminism. This year’s edit-a-thon kicks off with “Careful with Each Other, Dangerous Together”, a conversation about the relationship between structures of inequality and structures of the Internet, the affective labor of Internet activism, and creating inclusive online communities. Design researcher and artist Caroline Sinders will moderate the discussion between Sydette Harry, Editor, Mozilla Foundation, and Editor-at-Large, Coral Project; Sarah Jaffe, Reporting Fellow, the Nation Institute, and author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt; and Salome Asega, artist.
The conversation will be live-streamed.
Afternoon breakout groups will include bias training, using Wikipedia in the classroom, and gallery sessions about feminist art. Throughout the day, we will provide tutorials for beginner Wikipedians, reference materials, childcare, and refreshments.
Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we welcome you to stop by to show your support and join us for the kick-off panel discussion. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome and encouraged to attend.
For childcare, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28, and let us know 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.
10:00 a.m. Coffee and pastries
10:30 a.m. Conversation with Sydette Harry, Sarah Jaffe, and Salome Asega, moderated by Caroline Sinders
11:45 a.m. Wikipedia editing training
12:00–2:00 p.m. Lunch available
1:00 p.m. Wikipedia editing training
1:30 p.m. Gallery Session: Women’s Art and Feminism, a Hands-on Exploration. Led by Kerry Downey
2:30 p.m. Breakout session: “BIASED,” a talk about implicit and explicit biases and what we do to combat them. Led by McKensie Mack
2:30 p.m. Wikipedia editing training
3:30 p.m. Gallery Session: The F-Word: Women’s Art and Feminism. Led by Kerry Downey
3:30 p.m. Breakout session: Using Wikipedia in the classroom. Led by Shelly Eversley
4:00 p.m. Wikipedia editing training
5:00 p.m. Reception
What should I work on?
If you have one hour or less, attend a training session and learn more about editing Wikipedia.
If you have 90 minutes, attend a training session and add citations to an article in your area of expertise.
If you have two hours, attend a training session and add a well-cited paragraph to an article in your area of expertise.
If you are spending the day with us, consider drafting a new article. Be sure to gather your reliable sources and check in with staff or volunteers to ensure that your article meets Wikipedia’s notability guidelines.
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.