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Art + Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2020
June 25 - June 26

Arts Council Windsor & Region, in partnership with the University of Windsor – Leddy Library, Art Gallery of Windsor, and White Water Gallery will host the fourth Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to take place on June 25th/26th, on ZOOM with Arts Council Windsor & Region. We invite people of all gender identities to take part! 

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, and reference materials. 

We would prefer that you pre-register (HERE) to receive ZOOM links to the events.


RESEARCH PRE-EVENT
June 25th @ 530PM
ZOOM with Arts Council Windsor & Region 

Becoming an Information Ancestor: How to Preserve Your Own Digital Stuff and Help Others Do the Same
with Devon Mordell, Digital Scholarship and Archiving Librarian, University of Windsor – Leddy Library
A pre edit-a-thon research information session and talk, will be held
to discuss how to register as a wikipedia editor, create citations, conduct research and more.

EDIT-A-THON
June 26th @ 530PM
ZOOM with Arts Council Windsor & Region

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. Tutorials will be provided for those who are new to the editing process.

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.

1. We encourage you to create a Wikipedia username prior to the Edit-a-thon: HERE

2. Connect to our event Dashboard: HERE

3. Registration: HERE


VISITING EDITORS: 


Imogen Clendinning –
is a video artist and arts administrator who hails from North Bay ON, and resides in Windsor. Clendinning has participated in group exhibitions in North Bay and Windsor, as well as, film screenings across Ontario. Her practice involves activating antiquated media technologies and found films, re-editing and appropriating in order to find new meaning. Clendinning received her MFA from the University of Windsor in 2019. Clendinning is currently the programming coordinator at Article Inc.; Windsor’s artist run centre dedicated to the support and development of contemporary arts in Canada.

Devon Mordell – is the Digital Scholarship and Archiving Librarian at the University of Windsor, located on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, which includes the Ojibwa, the Odawa and the Potawatomi. She trained as a visual artist during the heady format wars of the early 2000s and so, has a deep understanding and appreciation for the issues surrounding the preservation of digital artworks. Her current research explores community outreach initiatives in personal digital archiving.


RESEARCH RESOURCES

Black Lunch Table: task list is made up of visual artists of the African Diaspora who are under-represented on Wikipedia.

Wikipedia Editing: a Wikipedia guide to the basics of editing.

Wikipedia – First Article: First, please be aware that Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, and our mission is to share reliable knowledge to benefit people who want to learn.

Wikipedia + Safety:  Safe/Brave Space Policy that we demand to be honored by all those who organize an editathon under the flag of Art+Feminism.

Internet Women’s History: These various approaches to the history of women are not exclusive. This source book attempts to present online documents and secondary discussions which reflect the various ways of looking at the history of women within broadly defined historical periods and areas.

Art + Feminism Quick Guides: Read and download our Quick Guide for Editing on Wikipedia, where you’ll learn the basics for making your first successful contributions. This material is currently available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

Gender Gap Task Force: The GGTF was started in 2013 to address some of the problems women face on Wikipedia, whether as editors or article subjects.




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. For more information, please visit: HERE


Thank-you to our Sponsors and Partners:

 

Organized by

Arts Council Windsor & Region ⋅ 519-252-2787 ⋅ info@acwr.net


June 25 - June 26

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