Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors were women. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of representation from women.
Let’s change that.
Join us for two events focused on updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art and feminism. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and refreshments. Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support. We invite people of all gender identities and expressions to participate.
Please create a Wikipedia account before the event. You can learn how to do that here:
Wednesday, March 28th from 6 - 9 pm; First Floor Classroom in the Library
Friday, March 30th from 1 - 4 pm; VAC 112
Hosts: The Wyndham Robertson Library and the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University
Who should attend: People of all gender identities and expressions. Please ask your fellow attendees for their pronouns of choice!
Hashtags: #artandfeminism #noweditingAF
Please bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. We will also have a limited number of Chromebooks participants can use. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support.