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Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Uptown Campus
Howard Tilton Memorial Public Library Room 308
7001 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA, 7001 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. When a diverse community isn't represented in the writing and editing on the tenth-most-visited site in the world, information gets skewed and misrepresented.

Let's change this.

Art+Feminism is a do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others campaign to improve coverage of cis and trans women, non-binary folks, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia.

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library and Newcomb Institute will host two events for this year's A+F: a new-to-Wikipedia editors' training session on March 6th, 11 am to 12 pm; and an edit-a-thon on March 11th, 11 am to 1 pm. Both events will be held in H-TML Room 308.

Staff from Newcomb Institute and H-TML will be there to help and will provide reference materials from our zine and tarot collections, in connection to this year's A+F theme, "Art+Activism," and the current zine exhibit from H-TML Special Collections, "Where We Stand." We'll have free pizza, too! Computers are provided but feel free to bring a laptop along with your ideas for articles. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by and show your support.

Please create a Wikipedia account before the edit-a-thon. You can do that here: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:CreateAccount&returnto=Main+Page

Questions? Email newcombarchives@tulane.edu.

Please register ahead of the event (but walk-ins are welcome): https://library.tulane.edu/events

Newcomb Institute


For more information on this event, please visit https://tulane.campuslabs.com/engage/event/5619698