Bard Events Calendar

Center for Curatorial Studies Presents

Friday, March 30, 2018
Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
CCS Bard Library
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors were women. 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 representation from women.
Let’s change that.

Join us at the Center for Curatorial Studies Library, Bard College, 33 Garden Road, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY on Friday, March 30 from 12:30 to 4:30pm for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries for female artists, curators and collectives. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, ongoing editorial support, reference materials, childcare, and refreshments. No prior Wikipedia editing experience is required.

Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need improvement or creation. We’ll have a list of our own as well, for those who prefer more direction. We invite people of all gender identities and expressions to participate.

RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/iIKdzGL6BlFjWh8C2
*Please note that childcare requires advance RSVP by Friday, March 16th.*

We strongly encourage participants to create a Wikipedia account before the event. You can learn how to do that here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:CreateAccount&returnto=Main+Page

Art+Feminism’s Edit-a-thons and other initiatives make an impact on the gender gap through crucial improvements to gender, feminism and art related subjects on Wikipedia. Since 2014, Art+Feminism edit-a-thons have taken place across the world, creating and improving over 11,000 articles.
 

For more information, call 845-758-7598, e-mail ccs@bard.edu,
or visit http://www.bard.edu/ccs/events/artfeminism-wikipedia-edit-a-thon/.

Time: 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: CCS Bard Library