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Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – Art & Feminism

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon - Art & Feminism
DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2020

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Join Rungh at the Surrey Art Gallery to create and record Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.

Surrey Art Gallery is partnering with Rungh to increase the representation of women and non-binary artists on Wikipedia by hosting an

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Gallery on Saturday, March 14, from noon to 4 p.m.

There is a significant gender gap on Wikipedia. Studies estimate that less than 15% of contributors identify as women. Gender inequities on Wikipedia contribute to a bias in content and language, and the erasure of knowledges and histories.

Surrey Art Gallery and Rungh would like to help address this gap and are inviting people of all gender identities and expressions to make an impact and support women, gender equality, feminism, and the arts on one of the world’s most popular sites. Learn how to research, create a user account, publish Wikipedia pages, and edit and maintain entries.

Participants are asked to bring a laptop and power cord and are welcome to come with ideas for entries that need updating or creating. Pre-researched artists and artworks from Surrey Art Gallery’s permanent collection will also be available for entry.

No prior knowledge or practice of editing Wikipedia is required. However, to create new entries, participants must be registered Wikipedia users and have made ten previous edits on existing pages.