Gleeson to host 4th Annual Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon for Women’s History Month

March 2nd, 2018 by Colette Hayes Leave a reply »

March is Women’s History Month. Observe this important month with Gleeson by  helping to add reliable resources and information about women, art, and feminism to Wikipedia (a resource that has gender gaps in both participation and content).

On March 9th from 10am-4pm, Gleeson will host its fourth annual Art+Feminism* Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon. All are welcome. Never edited Wikipedia before? No problem; we’ll help. Bring your laptop, if you have one (if you don’t, no worries, we’ll have some on hand for borrowing) and feel free to drop in, or stay for the entire time. We’ll be on the second floor common space of the library.

You can find more information about the edit-a-thon event here. Registration is not required to attend, but if you’re able to give us a head’s up that you’ll be joining us, that would be great!

Art+Feminism is “a campaign improving coverage of cis and transgender women, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. From coffee shops and community centers to the largest museums and universities in the world, Art+Feminism is a do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others campaign teaching people of all gender identities and expressions to edit Wikipedia.” 2018 marks the fifth year of this important, international campaign, and it will be Gleeson Library’s fourth year hosting a satellite event.


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