Rungh & Surrey Art Gallery - Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2022

March 12th, 2022
Surrey, BC, Canada
12:00pm — 4:00pm PST
Rungh & Surrey Art Gallery
A group of people of all ages gathered around a computer on a table with books and laptops. Image from Wikipedia Edit-a-thon form 2019. Photo by Pardeep Singh.

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 remotely from your home or in-person at the Gallery as we edit and research together. 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, you must be a registered Wikipedia user and have made ten previous edits on existing pages.

The virtual gathering will take place through Microsoft Teams. No Teams account is necessary to participate. A link to join will be shared prior to the event on our website and Facebook event page. For more information, email artgallery@surrey.ca.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/429999482136459


About Rungh Magazine

Rungh is a Canadian multidisciplinary space for creative explorations, featuring work by Indigenous, Black and People of Colour artists. Comprising of a magazine, programming, archive, advocacy and more, Rungh is committed to Canada-wide conversations by and about people of colour. Rungh questions and challenges ideas about diversity in the Canadian cultural landscape. Follow Rungh on Instagram @rungh.means.colour, Twitter @RunghCulture, and online at rungh.org.


About Surrey Art Gallery

Internationally recognized for its award-winning programs, Surrey Art Gallery, located at 13750 88 Avenue in Surrey on the unceded territories of the Salish Peoples, including the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), and Semiahma (Semiahmoo) nations, is the second largest public art museum in Metro Vancouver. Founded in 1975, the Gallery presents contemporary art by local, national, and international artists, including digital and audio art. Its extensive public programs for children through to adults aim to engage the public in an ongoing conversation about issues and ideas that affect our communities and to provide opportunities to interact with artists and the artistic process. Admission is free. Surrey Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of the City of Surrey, Province of BC through BC Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Surrey Art Gallery Association.