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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2020: Home

What is It?

In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10 percent of its contributors identify as female. This lack of female participation has led to an alarming dearth of content about women and art in the world’s most popular online research tool. Want to do something about it?

Then, this Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon is for you!  Designed to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage female editorship, it will provide everything the beginning Wikipedian needs to get in, get editing, and make positive changes!   

Since 2014, over 18,000 people at more than 1,260 events around the world have participated in  Art+Feminism Edit-a-thons, resulting in the creation and improvement of more than 84,000 articles on Wikipedia and sister projects. Please RSVP and Register for this event as soon as possible.

This information helps facilitators prepare training materials, identify articles of interest, and gather resources to assist you. Registering also secures your spot in the training sessions (if interested) as well as the main Edit-a-thon event. Zoom links for all three sessions will only be provided to those who RSVP in advance. 

To RSVP for training sessions and main Edit-a-thon event, please follow the link below. https://forms.gle/xw38BDUi3EbvtPgt8

To register for the main Edit-a-thon event and create a Wikipedia account, please follow the link below:   https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Indiana_University_of_Pennsylvania/IUP_Art_and_Feminism_Edit-a-Thon_2020_(October_22,_2020)

To attend the training sessions, please RSVP on or before September 25. To attend the Edit-a-thon event, please RSVP before October 15. Thank you in advance for your participation!

RSVP

To RSVP for training sessions and main Edit-a-thon event, please follow this link.

Register for the Event and Create a Wikipedia Account

To register for the main Edit-a-thon event and create a Wikipedia account, please follow this link.

Getting Started

Interested in editing Wikipedia at our event? It's easy to get started:

1) Register here

2) In the bottom right of the registration page, click "Join Program"

3) Sign up for a Wikipedia editing account, if you don't already have one, or simply sign in to your account.

4) Now you're all set to edit Wikipedia as part of our course. Follow the training modules below for more information.

Wikipedia Editing Training Materials

Fourth Annual Art+ Feminism Edit-a-thon

Program

 

 

You are invited
Thursday October 22, 2020
11am - 2pm EDT.

Join us for IUP’s fourth annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, now a completely online event.

At last year's event, 91 editors made 228 edits to 73 articles in Wikipedia, adding over 12,000 words to help improve representation of women and the arts across disciplines. In addition to these accomplishments, student-participants were also given a chance to practice crucial digital literacy skills, collaboration, and critical thinking. This year's event will emphasize topics related to language and literature as we work to build a more inclusive, diverse, and representative Wikipedia. 

Please RSVP and register for the event(s) as soon as possible. This information helps facilitators prepare training materials, identify articles of interest, and gather resources to assist you. Registering also secures your spot in the training sessions (if interested) as well as the main Edit-a-thon event. Zoom links for all three sessions will only be provided to those who RSVP in advance. 

To RSVP for training sessions and main Edit-a-thon event, please follow this link

To register for the main Edit-a-thon event and create a Wikipedia account, please follow this link.

To attend the training sessions, please RSVP on or before September 25. To attend the Edit-a-thon event, please RSVP before October 15. Thank you in advance for your participation!

Images from Last Year's Events

Subject Guide

Take Our Survey

After participating in our event today, please share your experience with us by taking a quick survey at the following link: Survey Link