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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Sunday, March 24, 12:00-4:00 PM 
RSVP required: gallery@burnaby.ca | 604-297-4422 
*Free to attend. Please bring your own laptop

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thonImage: Francesca Lissoni [CC BY-SA 4.0 ]

The Burnaby Art Gallery will host an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, taking place on Sunday, March 24, 12:00-4:00 PM in the Burnaby Art Gallery’s Fireside Room. This event is designed to improve coverage of gender, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. The edit-a-thon will include tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, ongoing editing support, reference materials, and refreshments.

In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as women. This lack of inclusive participation has led to an alarming gap of content in the world’s most popular online research tool. Art+Feminism’s Edit-a-thons and other initiatives make an impact on the gender gap through crucial improvements to gender, feminism and art related subjects on Wikipedia. Since 2014, Art+Feminism edit-a-thons have taken place across the world, creating and improving over 11,000 articles.

The Burnaby Art Gallery Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is organized by Jennifer Cane, Assistant Curator at the gallery. People with a background and/or strength in art history and research are encouraged to attend, and people of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate, particularly transgender and cisgender women. 

The event is free, but space is limited; we ask that participants RSVP to reserve a spot, and bring their own laptop to the event. To RSVP, please email gallery@burnaby.ca or call 604-297-4422. For more information on Art+Feminism Edit-a-thons, please visit: www.artandfeminism.org.