An ARLIS/UK & Ireland and University of the Arts London event.
Wikipedia is the 5th most visited website in the world
80% of its global content is written by white men from Europe and North America
Tired of the internet reflecting the same bias as society?
Help us to change it.
It’s March, so it’s time for another Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!
Come along to a session of communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to Art, Feminism, Gender + The Non-Binary.
We will particularly be focusing on updating entries on female artists of colour.
#fightthepower #artandfeminism #noweditingaf
Wednesday 11 March 2020, 2pm-7pm (drop in and out for as long as you want)
Chelsea College of Arts Library, London
If you don’t have building access RSVP is essential, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/arlisuk-ual-art-feminism-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-2020-tickets-98012936331
Drop in or stay all day to research, write up or edit using your beautiful minds, marvellous skills and some of Chelsea College of Arts Library amazing resources. We invite people of all gender identities and expressions to participate, librarians and lay people, to come together with friends and colleagues across the globe to tackle gender bias.
Never done it before? Doesn’t matter!
Check out these videos about starting to edit http://www.artandfeminism.org/editing-kit/
If you can, please do create a Wikipedia account before the event (please note this is also linked to from the Eventbrite page) https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:CreateAccount&returnto=Main+Page
If you have one, please bring a laptop or tablet.
Find out more about the brilliant Art+Feminism project http://www.artandfeminism.org
The Library, Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
We will provide resources (books, journals, indexes), direction, help guides and refreshments (there will be biscuits!!)
If you have any questions or if there are any experienced Wikipedians who would be interested in facilitating on the day please get in touch with Alex Duncan: firstname.lastname@example.org