What are Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon events?
Wikipedia-Edit-A-Thons are editing events Rod Library hosts for students to add, change, elaborate, review, and cite information on Wikipedia's Online Encyclopedia. Wikipedia events focus on topics including Art, Feminism, LGBTQ+ Community, People of Color, and other underrepresented people and issues.
Art & Feminism
April 21, 11 a.m - 2 p.m. Central Time (US & Canada), Via Zoom: Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon. In partnership with Elizabeth Sutton's "Arts of Africa" class. The event is a worldwide edit-a-thon to add content to Wikipedia about female artists. Siân Evans, Jacqueline Mabey, Michael Mandiberg, and Laurel Ptak founded this project. The event is said to be "a massive multinational effort to correct a persistent bias in Wikipedia, which is disproportionately written by and about men."
The motivation for creating such an event include responding to negative media coverage about Wikipedia's cataloging system, continuing to fill content gaps and to increase the number of female contributors. On Wikipedia, 17% of biographies on Wikipedia are about women, and female editors do only 15% of the content, leaving a disparity in the numbers.
Why we do this
Rod Library strives to provide opportunities to learn about underrepresented areas of society and options for action to decrease the gap of bias. Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons are one way of incorporating learning, experience, and students to make a change in the world beyond the classroom.
Time: Apr 21, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
You can join this event from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:
Please click this URL to start or join. https://uni.zoom.us/j/924082564
Or, go to https://uni.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 924 082 564
Join from dial-in phone line:
Dial: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 924 082 564
Participant ID: Shown after joining the meeting
International numbers available: https://uni.zoom.us/u/arctRRVMN
Join from a H.323/SIP room system:
Dial: 126.96.36.199 (US West) or 188.8.131.52 (US East)
Meeting ID: 924 082 564
Art & Feminism Safe Space & Brave Space Policy from Wikipedia Policy
- Remember the common goal
- Make no assumptions
- Use all gender-inclusive language
- Center accessibility
- Honor everyone’s boundaries
- Confront harassment and reduce harm
- Make your support and safety team visible
- Embrace your mistakes, then, move forward
- Be brave in holding others accountable, then, move forward
So please, come and join us! Training provided and Prizes to be won!