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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

This guide provides resources related to Wikipedia editing, woman-identified artists, and art history in order to support the Art+Feminism efforts to address the gender gap on Wikipedia.

Welcome to the Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon. Event Schedule:

Welcome!

9:45-10:15: Registration and sign in. Coffee will be available for registered participants!

10:15-11:00: Comparative Cultural Studies faculty, Jennifer McLerran, will provide a brief presentation on feminist artists, followed by a discussion of women in the arts.

11:00-11:30: Introduction to editing Wikipedia presentation and workshop.**

11:30-3:30: Editing!

  • 12:15-12:45: Lunch provided during this time for registered attendees. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options available.
  • 2:00: Afternoon snacks, coffee, and desserts provided for registered attendees.
  • Attendees are welcome and encouraged to take breaks as needed.

3:30-4:00: Review, discussion, and wrap up

 

**Cline Librarians will be available to assist in researching, editing, and learning Wikipedia throughout the event.

Thank you to our generous sponsors and partners, Art+Feminism, ASWI, and Cline Library!

Why We Edit

Gender Bias is a well-known and documented issue on Wikipedia, both in content and editorship (due to the larger issue of Systemic Bias).

The Art+Feminism organization is a leader in the online activist community that aims to address representation issues in the arts related to gender, race, LGBTQ, and more in the public knowledge realm.

According to Wikipedia's only study of its user community, less than 10% of Wikipedia's editors identify as cis or trans women.

Please watch the following video for more information on this issue:

FAQ

Q. I can't stay the whole time, is there anything I can do to participate?

A. Yes! Please feel free to come to the event for as long as you would like. We'll help you get started and there are some activities you can do to contribute that don't take up a lot of time, such as adding citations, doing research on a topic and adding articles/links to the talk pages, and working collaboratively with someone else. You can also continue to edit beyond today's event, at your own free will. Feel free to use this guide to learn more about the process and contact a Cline librarian if you need help at any point.

Q. I'm an online student, is there a way for me to participate?

A. Absolutely. You don't need to register ahead of time to do so, but if you are editing from home you'll need to first create a Wikipedia account and then sign into the event page. If you're new to Wikipedia editing or need a refresher, you'll want to review these resources but can also get help via the Library Chat function between noon and 5pm the day of the event. Others, who aren't affiliated with NAU may also participate in this way and we would encourage you to edit with a friend (NAU or otherwise) for the day!