G101 Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

    Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Entrée

    Free

    Gallery 101 is pleased to host: 

    Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
    Saturday March 11th, 11am to 4pm

    In honour of International Women’s Day and as an outreach program for Laura Taler's solo exhibition (http://www.g101.ca/exhibits/soft-and-pliable-will-defeat-hard-and-strong) join us at Gallery 101 for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. People of all gender identities and expressions welcomed and encouraged to attend.

    Special guests: Jean- Philippe Béland (Wikimedia Canada Representative) and Rosa-Iris Rovira (Expert Wikipedia editor). 

    About: 
    The Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is a response to the gender gap in content and participation on Wikipedia. It’s estimated that only 10 per cent of Wikipedia editors identify as female. 

    Annual Art + Feminism (http://www.artandfeminism.org/) events around the world are addressing these gaps by inviting women and participants of all gender identities and expressions to gather for an all-day, communal updating of Wikipedia entries on art and feminism. 

    Throughout the day, we will provide trainings for the beginner Wikipedian (training schedules TBA), reference materials, childcare (by a Registered Early Childhood Educator) and refreshments. 

    You can share your thoughts on social media using the hashtags:#G101ottawa #ArtAndFeminism #NowEditingAF

    Important info for attendees: 
    Bring your laptop + power cord and RSVP to office@g101

    Register on the A + F dashboard if you have a Wikipedia account already: https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Gallery_101/G101_ArtAndFeminism_2017
    The password is AF

    We encourage you to make a Wikipedia account if you don't have one already, this will also speed up the editing process: 
    https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ACreateAccount&returnto=Main+Page

    For childcare, please RSVP at office@g101.ca by March 9th, 2017. Let us know the names and number of children requiring care, their ages, and what time you plan on attending. 

    Snacks will be provided but please pack a lunch. 
     

    Gallery 101 gratefully acknowledges the City of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Council (an agency of the Government of Ontario) and the Canada Council for the Arts. Gallery 101 thanks the Asinabka Festival, our members, volunteers, partners, and all our relations.