Let’s set the Record Straight
MWPAI and Oneida County History Center Present
Art and Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2020
Sunday, March 1, 1 to 5 p.m.
Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court
Free and open to the public
According to the Wikimedia Foundation, fewer than 10 percent of its contributors identify as female and less than 20 percent of all notable profiles are of women. While the reasons for the gender gap may be up for dispute, the practical effect of the disparity is not: the content is skewed by the lack of representation from women.
In honor of Women’s History Month and the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial, this edit-a-thon will focus on improving Wikipedia entries related to women artists in the Museum of Art exhibition Celebrating Suffrage: Women Artists from the Collection and notable women in local history. The event will feature communal editing tables, tutorials for beginner Wikipedians, and reference materials furnished by the MWPAI Art Library and Oneida County History Center. Refreshments will be provided.
Local women authors and organizations will be available to offer information, and the films Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed and Women Art Revolution! will be screened during the afternoon in the Sinnott Family – Bank of Utica Auditorium.
No experience is necessary and you can stay as long as you like. Just bring your laptop, power cord, motivation to combat gender bias, and a belief in equal access to quality information resources. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.
If you’re not a fan of editing, we urge you to stop by to show your support and visit with local women’s organizations or see one of the films being screened that afternoon.
Please create a Wikipedia account before the event. You can learn how to do that at wikpedia.org, enter “create an account” under “search”. For more information visit the Educational Programs page at mwpai.org.