Music+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Sun, March 26 '17
On Sunday March 26th Silent Barn will host a music-focused installment of the annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon. Every year, the arts and activism org Art+Feminism hosts an all-day gathering dedicated to updating Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. This is a satellite installment of that main event (occurring Saturday March 11 at MoMA) but focused on MUSIC.
People of all gender identities and expressions welcomed and encouraged to attend. No experience editing Wikipedia is required! Please bring a laptop. Wikipedian and Art+Feminism organizer Jaqueline Mabey will lead a Wikipedia editing tutorial at 2pm, and will be here to answer questions.
Since anyone in the world can update Wikipedia, Wikipedia tends to reflect the power structures and inequalities found throughout the world. Edit-a-thons, often organized autonomously surrounding a specific topic, are one way of working underrepresented voices into Wikipedia.