Virtual Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
Saturday, October 3, 11:00am-12:30pm
The Mattatuck Museum is excited to announce that we are hosting a virtual Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon! Join Museum Archivist, Stephanie Crawford, to bring women artists who are currently missing or misrepresented onto the pages of Wikipedia.
Experience editing Wikipedia pages is not necessary to participate. A tutorial on how to edit, find sources, and some Wikitips will be conducted in the beginning of the event. Resources will be shared with the participants. This project will take place via Zoom and pre-registration is required.
Art and Feminism is an organization that works to add and edit articles about women artists on Wikipedia. Their mission reads: “When cis and trans women, non-binary people, people of color, and Indigenous communities are not represented in the writing and editing on the tenth-most-visited site in the world, information about people like us gets skewed and misrepresented. The stories get mistold. We lose out on real history. That’s why we’re here: to change it. …Since 2014, over 18,000 people at more than 1,260 events around the world have participated in our edit-a-thons, resulting in the creation and improvement of more than 84,000 articles on Wikipedia and sister projects.”