Happy Wikipedia Day!
Today, Wikipedia celebrates 20 years and what better way to celebrate than to invite you to join our 2021 campaign!
We write with enthusiasm inviting you to join this work in 2021 as we continue to address the gender gap and center the work of the work of women, feminist, BIPOC, queer, non-binary, and immigrant art and artists.
In the past few years, we’ve typically announced a theme we’ve set for the campaign, but this year we’re intentionally welcoming you to organize on a theme or topic that is the most relevant to you and your community.
To assist in this effort, as we celebrate Wikipedia’s 20th birthday, we’re hosting a series of workshops for the community to connect and learn about what is happening in our various global communities and discuss and brainstorm different topics and themes together. (More details here)
As you contemplate joining our 2021 campaign, Art+Feminism wants to reassert our commitment to community care, which we released in November 2020. As the pandemic continues, affecting regions of our international community to varying degrees, we want to ask, “What is safest for the most vulnerable people who might want to attend your event?” To help aid that question, we’ve created virtual resources to help organizers (new and old) think about and plan a virtual event.
We also recognize that not everyone will have the capacity to organize an Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon. There are a number of other ways to participate in our campaign this year:
- Organize a meetup, panel or conversation
- Attend one of the many virtual Art+Feminism events around the world (more being added regularly)
- Participate in surveys, like “Sharing your A+F Story”
- Follow us on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
- Help amplify by sharing our newsletters and social media posts
- Make a donation or help us fundraise
No matter what, we value you as a member of this community. If you are unable to participate in any of these ways, we understand, and look forward to when we can actively engage with you again.
Mohammed Sadat Abdulai, Amber Berson, Melissa Tamani Becerra, Kira Wisniewski, Nina Yeboah
Art+Feminism Leadership Team