Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Saturday March 5th, 2 - 6 pm
Simpson Library, San Francisco Campus
March 5th, CCA Libraries will be holding their 2nd annual Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.
Art+Feminism is a rhizomatic campaign begun in 2014 to improve coverage of women & the arts on Wikipedia, & to encourage female editorship.
Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.
We invite people of all gender identities and expressions, particularly transgender, cisgender, and gender nonconforming women, to address this absence by organizing in-person, at our communal updating event of Wikipedia’s entries on art and feminism.
Over the weekend of International Women’s Day, March 6-8, 2015, approximately 1500 participants convened in 75 locations in 17 countries, on 4 continents, to edit Wikipedia articles on women and the arts - and this year’s events promise to be even larger.
Editors from Wikimedia and CCA librarians will provide training and reference sources to assist contributors in adding and improving the Wikipedia entries for women artists - and particularly CCA faculty, alumni, and California artists. CCA libraries’ collections will be available as research sources.
This event is free and open to the public. Free childcare will be available.