Mar 3rd 2018

The Chicago community is celebrating 5 years of the Art + Feminism campaign with a Wikipedia edit-a-thon! At this event, participants will improve the coverage of women (cis and trans), feminism, and art by women on Wikipedia, the world’s most popular reference source. Wikipedia is open source, meaning anyone can edit it. However, surveys of Wikipedia’s community of volunteer editors show that only 8.5 to 16% of editors identify as female. This gender disparity creates systemic bias, affecting how much and how well topics about and important to women are covered.

People of all genders and all experience levels are welcome! Whether you are a complete Wikipedia beginner or an experienced editor, you will be able to contribute. The only requirements are a good attitude and a desire to improve Wikipedia. Fill out the RSVP form (found through the A+F website) – RSVP is not required to attend, but if you need a laptop or child care, please RSVP to ensure availability.

The event will be held on March 3, 2018 from 12pm to 4pm at DePaul University’s Richardson Library’s Scholar’s Lab, 2350 North Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614. This space is wheelchair accessible. Contact if you have concerns about accessibility.

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