Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey 2010 UNU-MERIT Survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female; more recent research 2013 Benjamin Mako Hill survey points to 16% globally and 22% in the US. The data relative to trans and non-binary editors is basically non-existent. That’s a big problem. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: gaps in participation create gaps in content.
Let’s change that. Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, feminism, and the arts. We will provide tutorials and one-on-one assistance for the beginner Wikipedian, and reference materials.
This program is being presented as the second part in a two part series. Part One will be a lecture discussing why this matters and tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian. Tuesday, March 30, 12 – 1:30 PM MT. Click here to register for Part One.
This program will take place via the video conferencing app – ZOOM. Details for accessing the Zoom meeting will be with your receipt upon registering and again sent via email the day prior. Please register in advance in order to access the program.
In addition to registering for the Zoom Link, we also encourage attendees to sign up on the programs Wiki Dashboard so that edits done during the event can be tracked. Sign up here.
Note that all program times are in MT.