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CANCELLED: Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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CANCELLED: Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

This event has been cancelled due to global concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. All events organized by City of Surrey that do not comply with public health orders have been postponed or cancelled until further notice to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Location:
Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Ave

Date & Time:
March 14, 2020
Noon - 4:00 PM

Contact:

604-501-5566
artgallery@surrey.ca

Category:
Arts

Community:
Whalley

Cost:
Free

Presented by:

Surrey Art Gallery

2020-03-14 12:00:00 2020-03-14 16:00:00 America/Vancouver CANCELLED: Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Hear how we plan to increase the representation of women and non-binary artists. Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Ave artgallery@surrey.ca

Surrey Art Gallery is partnering with Rungh Magazine to increase the representation of women and non-binary artists on Wikipedia by hosting an Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Gallery!

There is a significant gender gap on Wikipedia. Studies estimate that less than 15% of contributors identify as women. Gender inequities on Wikipedia contribute to a bias in content and language, and the erasure of knowledges and histories.

Surrey Art Gallery and Rungh Magazine would like to help address this gap and are inviting people of all gender identities and expressions to make an impact and support women, gender equality, feminism, and the arts on one of the world’s most popular sites. Learn how to research, create a user account, publish Wikipedia pages, and edit and maintain entries.

Participants are asked to bring a laptop and power cord and are welcome to come with ideas for entries that need updating or creating. Pre-researched artists and artworks from Surrey Art Gallery’s permanent collection will also be available for entry.

No prior knowledge or practice of editing Wikipedia is required. However, to create new entries, participants must be registered Wikipedia users and have made ten previous edits on existing pages. For more information, please contact a Surrey Art Gallery engagement facilitator at artgallery@surrey.ca.

Follow along online:

#artandfeminism
Twitter: @artandfeminism, @RunghCulture
Instagram: @artandfem, @rungh.means.colour


About Rungh Magazine:
Rungh. Means. Colour. Rungh is a Canadian multidisciplinary space for creative explorations, featuring work by Indigenous, Black and People of Colour artists. Comprising of a magazine, programming, archive, advocacy and more, Rungh is committed to Canada-wide conversations by and about people of colour. Rungh questions and challenges ideas about diversity in the Canadian cultural landscape. 

Presented in partnership with Rungh Cultural Society.