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Call to Edit!

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

PAST - Saturday, March 18, 2017, noon-5 pm

In collaboration with UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory Instructor Christine D’Onofrio, and concurrent with Art+Feminism events worldwide, the Belkin Art Gallery invites participants of all genders and expressions to join in a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Annually each March, art and feminist communities around the world converge to correct Wikipedia’s gendered biases, to bolster the representation of female-identified persons indexed within the ubiquitous online resource.

Join us on Saturday, March 18 to create and edit Wikipedia articles about female artists, feminist art movements and scholarship. We will provide help for beginner Wikipedians, reference materials, childcare and refreshments. Bring your own laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation.

VANCOUVER EDIT-A-THON EVENTS

Emily Carr University of Art + Design Library
1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Friday, March 10, 11 am-4 pm

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
1825 Main Mall, Vancouver
Saturday, March 18, noon-5 pm

Western Front
Grand Luxe Hall, 303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver
Sunday, March 19, noon-5 pm

RESOURCES

List of individuals who need Wikipedia entries
Information Session presentation by Christine D’Onofrio
Art+Feminism website
Art+Feminism tumblr
Childcare can be reserved by emailing christine.donofrio@ubc.ca in advance.

The Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is part of the Belkin Art Gallery’s project Beginning With the Seventies, an ongoing research initiative investigating the 1970s, an era in which social movements of all kinds – feminism, environmentalism, LGBTQ rights, access to health services and housing – began to coalesce into models of self-organization. The Edit-a-thon is also part of the Spring Fever: Vancouver Independent Archives 2017 events.

For further information please contact: Jana Tyner at jana.tyner@ubc.ca,
tel: (604) 822-1389, or fax: (604) 822-6689