Credit: Participants at a previous Wikipedia edit-a-thon. Photo by Pardeep Singh.
Art & Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Help increase the representation of women and non-binary artists on Wikipedia.
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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, as well as the erasure of knowledges and histories.
Art + Feminism is an international initiative that builds a community of activists who are committed to closing information gaps related to gender, feminism, and the arts, beginning with Wikipedia. For over ten years, they welcome anyone and everyone of all gender identities and expressions to attend or organize Art + Feminism events to edit Wikipedia.
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 gender equality and the arts on one of the world’s most popular sites. In this event, you will learn how to research, create a user account, publish Wikipedia pages, and edit and maintain entries.
You are welcome to come with ideas for entries that need updating or creating. Pre-researched artists and artworks from the 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.
About Rungh Magazine
Rungh is a Canadian multidisciplinary space for creative explorations, featuring work by Indigenous, Black, and people of colour artists. Consisting 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.