University at Albany Art + Feminism Editathon
Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female editors and articles about and of interest to women. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.
Let’s change that. Join us for a communal updating, via Zoom, of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. This editathon is co-sponsored by the Information Literacy Department of the University Libraries and the University Art Museum.
We will provide links to tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian and to relevant reference sources. Information about women artists connected with the University Art Museum will also be available. Between 2:30-4:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time, we will use breakout rooms to provide individual or small group assistance within the Zoom session. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.
Please register on the event dashboard as a Wikipedia editor and on the event registration page.