Art and Feminism at Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Surrey Art Gallery

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The Surrey Art Gallery is partnering with Rungh Magazine to increase the representation of women and non-binary artists on Wikipedia by hosting an in-person and virtual Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on March 12th.

Art and Feminism at Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in Surrey
Participants at a Surrey Art Gallery Wikpedia Edit-a-thon in 2019. Photo by Pardeep Singh

Art and Feminism at Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Surrey Art Gallery

  • When: Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Where: Surrey Art Gallery (13750 88 Ave) & on Microsoft Team (virtual)
  • Registration: Free (proof of vaccination required in-person)

There is a significant gender gap on Wikipedia. Studies estimate that fewer than 15% of contributors identify as women. Gender inequities on Wikipedia contribute to a bias in content and language, as well as the erasure of knowledges and histories.

Surrey Art Gallery and Rungh Magazine would like to help address this gap and are inviting people of all gender identities and expressions to make an impact and support women, gender equality, feminism, and the arts on one of the world’s most popular sites. Learn how to research, create a user account, publish Wikipedia pages, and edit and maintain entries.

Join in-person at the Gallery or remotely from your home as participants edit and research together. Participants are welcome to come to the in-person and virtual gathering with ideas for entries that need updating or creating. Pre-researched artists and artworks from Surrey Art Gallery’s permanent collection will also be available for entry.

No prior knowledge or practice of editing Wikipedia is required. However, to create new entries, participants must be registered Wikipedia users and have made ten previous edits on existing pages.

The virtual gathering will take place through Microsoft Teams. No Teams account is necessary to participate. A link to join will be shared prior to the event and posted on the gallery’s Facebook event page and website.

About Rungh Magazine: Rungh is a Canadian multidisciplinary space for creative explorations, featuring work by Indigenous, Black, and people of colour artists. Consisting of a magazine, programming, archive, advocacy and more, Rungh is committed to Canada-wide conversations by and about people of colour. Rungh questions and challenges ideas about diversity in the Canadian cultural landscape.

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