March 06, 2020 11:00 AM to March 11, 2020 1:00 PMUptown Campus
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please register ahead of the event (but walk-ins are welcome): https://library.tulane.edu/events