Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-athon

The Belkin, UBC Art History Students Association, UBC Visual Arts Students Association, and Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory invites participants of all genders and expressions to join us and help balance representational imbalances at this year’s Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon taking place from 11 am to 2 pm on Thursday, 24 March 2022. Each spring, art communities around the world converge to help correct Wikipedia’s gender biases and improve the content of under-represented persons on the tenth most visited site in the world.

We need your help creating and editing Wikipedia articles about women, LGBTQ2S+, gender non-binary, people of colour, Black and Indigenous artists, curators and organizations as well as feminist and activist art movements. We’ll provide help for beginner Wikipedians, reference materials and technical support for making your edits.

This year, you can join the Edit-a-thon remotely or come in-person for an afternoon of editing. The Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon will be collaborating with the Honouring Indigenous Writers Edit-a-thonCentre A, the UBC Music, Art & Architecture Library, and Western Front to provide workshops, citation support and resources for making and editing articles on Wikipedia.

Before the Edit-a-thon, join our online how-to sessions, or drop-in for a virtual Q & A:

  • Wednesday, 9 March 2022 from 12 to 1 pm: (Virtual) Making a Difference Editing Wikipedia, with Rie Namba and Will Engle, as part of Honouring Indigenous Writers Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
  • Thursday, 10 March 2022 from 1 to 2 pm: (Virtual) Introduction to the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and How to Get Started with Sara Ellis and Jay Pahre
  • Saturday, March 12, 2022, 12 – 1 pm: (Virtual) How to Navigate Centre A’s Database Workshop
  • Tuesday, 15 March 2022 from 1 to 2 pm: (Virtual) Citations How-to Workshop with Sara Ellis
  • Wednesday, 16 March 2022 from 1 to 2 pm: (Virtual) Drop-In Q&A Session with the Belkin

Then, join us for the 2022 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on-site at the gallery on Thursday, 24 March from 11 am to 2 pm. Tea and snacks will be provided. To RSVP for the how-to, drop-in or on-site Edit-a-thon, email us at belkin.rsvp@ubc.ca. You can get started by signing up and joining our Wikipedia Dashboard.

Can’t make it to the events? Check out these online guides and videos or visit Art+Feminism’s website.

Together, let’s change things.

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In collaboration with the UBC Art History Students Association, Visual Arts Students Association, the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, the UBC Music, Art & Architecture Library.