Join us – Help balance the gender imbalance!
The Belkin invites participants of all genders and expressions to a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Gallery. Each March, art communities around the world converge to correct Wikipedia’s gendered biases and improve the content of under-represented persons on the tenth most visited site in the world.
Help balance the gender imbalance by creating and editing Wikipedia articles about women, non-binary, people of colour, and Indigenous artists, as well as feminist and activist art movements. We’ll provide help for beginner Wikipedians, reference materials, and refreshments. Bring your own laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation.
Learn how to create pages at our How-to-Edit Workshop on Wednesday, February 12 from 12 – 1:30pm in Room 1002, Audain Art Centre, 6398 University Blvd, UBC or with these online guides and videos. Find more information on Art+Feminism’s website.
Then, join us at the Edit-a-thon on Wednesday, March 11 between 10:30am – 4:30pm at the Belkin Gallery. Together, we’ll make change happen!
In collaboration with the Art History Students Association, Visual Arts Students Association, Undergrad Journal of Art History, and the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at UBC; Sara Ellis, Art Librarian, Music, Art & Architecture Library, UBC; Greg Gibson, Undergraduate Advisor, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory; Althea Thauberger, Assistant Professor and students in Visual Arts 481, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory.
Organized by Naomi Sawada, Manager of Public Programs. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org