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Arts Council Windsor & Region, in partnership with Hackforge and the School of Creative Arts at the University of Windsor, will host the third Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to take place on Saturday, March 30 at The Accelerator (1501 Howard Ave Unit 101) from 11AM – 4PM. This international event is designed to improve the coverage of gender, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia and to encourage female editorship. This Edit-a-thon is FREE and will include tutorials for beginner Wikipedians, ongoing editing support, reference materials, free kid-friendly activities and light refreshments. We would prefer that you pre-register HERE – However, walk-ins are welcome!
Research Pre-Event: A pre edit-a-thon research information session will be held on Tuesday March 19th, 2019 from 4PM – 5PM at the University of Windsor, School of Creative Arts (Armouries) in 3 Classroom, 3-B15 to discuss how to register as a wikipedia editor, create citation, conduct research and more.
We encourage you to create Wikipedia username prior to the Edit-a-thon HERE.
To connect to our event Dashboard click HERE
PLEASE BRING A LAPTOP
About Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon:
Every March since 2014, people have gathered at 280+ events across six continents, to create and improve thousands of Wikipedia pages for artists like Rebecca Belmore, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ana Mendieta, and Augusta Savage with the focus of addressing the fact that female artists are underrepresented on Wikipedia. Only 10% of Wikipedia editors identify as women. The Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is seeking to change that statistic by offering a do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others research and teaching session for editing and contributing to Wikipedia. This program is presented in association with Art+Feminism, an international campaign to improve content on women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage women to participate in the online encyclopedia.
People of all gender identities and expressions, transgender women, cisgender women, and non-binary are invited to join us for this day of communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism.
March 30, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
1501 Howard Ave Unit 101
Windsor, ON N8X3T5 Canada