Published: April 16, 2019

Please join the University Libraries and the CU Art Museum for the fourth annual Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon!

Art+Feminism is a widespread campaign aimed at improving reportage of cis and transgender women, non-binary individuals, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia.

Less than 10 percent of editors on Wikipedia are women, and the site is the largest open-source encyclopedia on the internet.

“The edit-a-thon is about addressing injustices in sites of knowledge production,” said Ph.D. candidate Maya Livio. She and Alexander Watkins, art and architecture librarian, have been organizing this type of edit-a-thon on campus for four years.

Students and organizers participating in the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in 2017.

Students and organizers participating in the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in 2017.

Livio said that knowledge both about and by marginalized peoples have largely been excluded from this repository.

“The edit-a-thons are a step towards adding those in, while also demystifying the editing process so that more people have the tools to continue to improve this valuable resource,” she said.

This one-day event aims to bring together communities to celebrate diversity while improving Wikipedia articles related to women, gender, feminism, and the arts.

No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary. Experienced Wikipedia editors will be there to help! Female artists and editors, especially women of color and diverse gender expression, are encouraged to attend. This training module can give you a leg up before Thursday’s event.

There will be plenty of snacks but a limited number of computers available, so please bring a laptop if possible.