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Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – Art & Feminism

Help increase the representation of women and non-binary artists on Wikipedia

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon - Art & Feminism
Illustration by Chhaya Naran for the 2021 Surrey Art Gallery/Rungh Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon event
Illustration by Chhaya Naran for the 2021 Surrey Art Gallery/Rungh Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon event (Instagram: @butterlvr69, web: ahycah.com)

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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 Magazine 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.

Join us in person (at the Surrey Art Gallery) or remotely from your home (via Microsoft Teams) as we edit and research together. Come to the gathering 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, you must be a registered Wikipedia user and have made ten previous edits on existing pages.

The virtual gathering will take place in person (at the Surrey Art Gallery) and through Microsoft Teams. No Teams account is necessary to participate. A link to join will be shared prior to the event. For more information and to register, email [email protected].

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