Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, Calgary
Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not; content is skewed by the lack of entries about women, trans women, queer folks, and BIPOC. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.
Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, and refreshments and food. Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate. Childcare will be provided free of charge by reservation. We are committed to creating a safe space for all participants.
Possible articles to work on: Ashleigh Bartlett, Alana Bartol, Brittney Bear Hat, Richelle Bear Hat, Leslie Bell, Caitlind r.c Brown, Cobra Collins, Victoria Callihoo (née Belcourt), Joan Cardinal-Schubert, Mary Cecil, Hannah Doerksen, Miruna Dragan, Dawn Dumont, Svea Ferguson, Eleanor (Helene) Thomas, Tanya Harnett, Helen Hajnoczky, Garneau, (Tigerwing) Sarah Kelly, Megan Kerluke, Gwenessa Lam, Lisa Lipton, Amy Malbeuf, Sondra Meszaros, Suzanne Morrissette, Yvonne Mullock, Ociciwan, Shelley Ouellet, Naomi Potter, Peta Rake, Marigold Santos, Diana Sherlock, Mandy Stobo, Shauna Thompson, Katherine Ylitalo, among many others.
This event is organized by UAS, with support through the Art+Feminism platform. Art+Feminism is a campaign improving coverage of cis and transgender women, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. From coffee shops and community centers to the largest museums and universities in the world, Art+Feminism is a do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others campaign teaching people of all gender identities and expressions to edit Wikipedia.