Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. 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.
The university community is invited to help change that at the CWRU Art+Feminism Wiki Edit-A-Thon Wednesday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Kelvin Smith Library’s Freedman Center.
Join Kelvin Smith Library and the Cleveland Museum of Art Ingalls Research Library for this communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism.
Tutorials for the beginner “Wikipedian,” reference materials and light snacks/refreshments will be provided.
Attendees should bring their laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation.
People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.
Attendees also should take a moment to familiarize themselves with the Safe Space Policy.