University of Michigan Art+Feminism 2021 with Asmaa Walton
University of Michigan
Art+Feminism is an international community that strives to close the information gap about gender, feminism, and the arts on the internet. This year at U-M, we’re delighted to host Asmaa Walton, founder of the Black Art Library, a community resource dedicated to preserving the history of Black visual aesthetics. Please join us for our events: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Guest Lecture by Asmaa Walton, and Closing Celebration. Art+Feminism 2021 is a collaboration between U-M Library and Stamps Gallery.
Art+Feminism 2021: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
March 16, 3-5 pm
Tuesday, March 16, 3 pm: Learn how to edit Wikipedia! When cis and trans women, non-binary people, people of color, and Indigenous communities are not represented in the writing and editing on the tenth-most-visited site in the world, information about people like us gets skewed and misrepresented. Join us to improve representation on Wikipedia for women and non-binary people of color in the arts and activism, with a particular emphasis on artists and activists from Detroit and Michigan. No experience required!
Art+Feminism 2021: Guest Lecture by Asmaa Walton
March 19, 3-5 pm
Friday March 19, 3 pm: Guest lecture by Asmaa Walton. Walton will speak about her work with the Detroit community. Walton recently ran a popup exhibition of the Black Art Library in Highland Park, which served as a gathering space for Black artists. The Black Art Library is currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit [MOCAD] until April 18, 2021. Following Walton’s talk and a public Q&A, we’ll spend some time editing Wikipedia and collaborating with each other.
Art+Feminism 2021: Closing Celebration
March 23, 2-3 pm
Tuesday March 23, 2 pm: Closing celebration. We’ll meet up to talk over some of our achievements, play games, and build community! Drop in anytime.