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Mar 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm

2018 Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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Join us on Wednesday, March 14 in Geisel Library, Classroom 2 for an editing session to help improve Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism.

If you’re inexperienced – that’s ok! Tutorials will be provided for the beginner Wikipedian, along with reference materials andrefreshments. There are Windows computers available in the library computer lab, but feel free to 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. If possible, please create a Wikipedia account before the event. All are welcome!

Art+Feminism is a campaign improving coverage of cis and transgender women, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. From coffee shops and community centers to the largest museums and universities in the world, Art+Feminism is a do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others campaign teaching people of all gender identities and expressions to edit Wikipedia. Less than 10% of editors on Wikipedia are women. Wikipedia is the largest and most popular general reference work on the internet with more than 40 million articles in more than 250 different languages. The fact is when we don’t tell our stories or participate in the ways our history is preserved, it gets erased. Gaps in the coverage of knowledge about women, gender, feminism, and the arts on one of the most visited websites in the world is a big problem and we need your help to fix it.

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Date and Time

Mar 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Location

Geisel Library, Classroom 2

Event Registration

Registration is not required for this event.

Event Fee

Free

Contact

Gayatri Singh    gasingh@ucsd.edu    858-822-2346

Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

The UC San Diego Library

Event Category

Social and Cultural