Lecture: Why Have an Art+Feminisim Wikipedia Edit-a-thon?
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 Laura Soito, Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences and Liz Neely, Curator of Digital Experience at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum for a discussion on why this matters and tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian.
This program is being presented as the first part in a two part series. Part Two will be an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Wednesday, March 31, 12 – 1:30 PM MT. Click here to register for Part Two.
Free. One registration needed per household.
This discussion will take place via the video conferencing app – ZOOM. Details for accessing the Zoom lecture will be with your receipt upon registering and again sent via email the day prior to the program. Please register in advance in order to access the program.
Note that all program times are in MT.