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March 14: Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

Posted by on Monday, March 13, 2017 in Events, Workshops, Drop-in hours, News.

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Recognizing Women Artists Edit a Thon at Vanderbilt Library

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 11:00am – 4:00pm, Vanderbilt University Library Special Collections (419 21st Avenue South, Nashville TN 37203)

Why We Edit

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented; less than 10% of contributors to Wikipedia identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, 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 us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials and and lunch and snacks. Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation.  Everyone is invited to participate. This event is free and lunch will be served.

Parking is available at Wesley Place Garage across 21st Ave.

Who should attend: People of all gender identities and expressions. Please ask your fellow attendees for their pronouns of choice!

Hashtag: #artandfeminism #noweditingAF | #vandywiki | #vandylibraries | 

Register here with password ywmlbzpf. 

 

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