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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Information and resources for participation in the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Penn State Abington.

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon @ Penn State Abington

Friday, March 17, 2017                                                   

11:00AM - 4:00PM drop in any time!

Penn State Abington Library

Rm 10, Woodland on the Lower Level

Register here!  Registration and participation are FREE!

WHAT: Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is as an all day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism.  Universities and cultural institutions around Philadelphia are hosting edit-a-thons throughout the month of March, where participants gather in one place to edit, add, and improve Wikipedia entries.   Penn State Libraries at State College are also hosting an edit-a-thon today. 

WHY: Participating in an event like Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon improves the breadth and scope of women and the arts articles in Wikipedia and encourages female contributions.  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 is not: content is skewed by the lack of female participation.  This represents an alarming imbalance in an important repository of shared knowledge.

HOW: Register, bring your ideas and interests, and a laptop if you have one (if not, laptops will be provided.) We'll provide instruction for beginner Wikipedians, books & reference materials, and coffee & snacks. 

QUESTIONS?: Email us at cer20@psu.edu

Since 2014, over 280 Art+Feminism edit-a-thons have taken place across the world, creating and improving an estimated 4,600 articles.  Be part of this year's event! 

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