Wikipedia Art + Feminism
Berkeley Center for New Media
March 7, 2015
11:00am – 4:00pm
BCNM Commons, 340 Moffitt Library
Wikimedia’s gender trouble is documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 15% of its contributors identify as female. The reasons for the gender gap are up for debate; suggestions include leisure inequality, how gender socialization shapes public comportment, and the sometimes contentious nature of Wikipedia’s talk pages. 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!
Join Berkeley Center for New Media on Saturday, March 7, from 11am-4pm, for a collaborative edit-a-thon of Wikipedia entries on subjects relating to art and feminism. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedians, reference materials, and refreshments. Brings your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entires that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we use you to stop by to show your support. Women, women-identified, and male allies welcomed.
For more information, and sign-up details, please visit the following website.