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Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

By Michael Yunkin on February 28, 2017 8:44 AM | Permalink


In honor of Women's History Month, the UNLV University Libraries and Department of Art are hosting the second annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Thursday, March 16, from 4-8 p.m. at Lied Library in the Amargosa Room. Refreshments will be available.
   
Art+Feminism is a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and to encourage female editorship. In 2016, edit-a-thons occurred in over 175 locations, including 28 countries on all 6 inhabited continents. There were an estimated 2,500 participants globally, with approximately 2,000 new articles created and 1,000 articles improved.
   
The edit-a-thon is an event where you can use your own particular skills and subject knowledge to help build the world’s most popular online research tool. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome to participate. It's a great way to do your part to help close the gender gap, begin to acquire new skills, and improve this facet of Wikipedia!
   
No previous Wikipedia editing experience is necessary, and training will be provided along with online access and the resources of Lied Library. There is no cost to participate, but please bring your laptop and charger and ideas for entries that need updating or creation.
   
Please create a Wikipedia account and register to attend the event.
   
This event is sponsored by the UNLV University Libraries and the UNLV Department of Art.
   
If you have questions, please contact the local organizers at artfem-group@unlv.edu.