Wikipedia is one of the most wide-reaching repositories of shared knowledge, yet a 2011 survey found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female, suggesting an alarming absence of voices. What and how information is shared is skewed by this gender disparity. To help change this, the Jacob Lawrence Gallery is organizing a quarterly series of Edit-a-Thons to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of womxn artists.
The second Edit-a-thon will be held on Saturday, February 24th, from 1 – 5 pm and will focus on creating, editing, updating, and expanding pages for queer and womxn artists of color.
Snacks from POC owned local businesses, childcare, reference materials, and editing tutorials and assistance will be provided.
All you need to bring is your laptop, powercord and ideas for entries that need editing, updating, and/or creating. No previous Wikipedia experience required!
When: Saturday, February 24
Where: Jacob Lawrence Gallery, 1915 NE Chelan Ln
Time: 1:00-5:00 pm
Phone: (206) 543-0970