Hosted by The ArtWrite Collective
Saturday, March 7th from 1p-5p
30 W Mifflin St, 6th floor (at 100state)
Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.
Let’s change that. Attendees are encouraged to edit any entry of interest related to art, feminism, gender studies, and LGBTQ issues. All are welcome: women, womyn-identified, queer, and their allies.
We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian and reference materials. 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. If you’d like to write, edit, or set up an account but don’t have a computer to bring, let us know and we’ll take care of the tech.
Childcare and refreshments will be provided.
Sign in at our meetup: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Madison/ArtAndFeminism_2015