She's With Me

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Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

When: Saturday, February 1st from 9am-3pm
Where: Portland State University, Neuberger Hall (Room 293), located at 724 SW Harrison Street
Event page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism
RSVP by signing your username under “Participants” on the Portland event page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Portland/ArtAndFeminism_2014

Remember that little snafu in 2013 when Wikipedia decided that men are Writers and women are Women Writers (men are people and women are women!) and started corralling female authors out of the generic “American Novelists” page and into their own special “American Women Novelists” page? Well that was probably due in part to the fact that 87% of Wikipedia’s contributors are men. This also explains the dearth of Wiki articles on notable women. The Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon aims to remedy this disparity by training folks to edit Wiki pages and holding a “communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to contemporary art and feminism.”

No Wikipedia editing experience necessary; as needed throughout the event, tutoring will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers. Female editors are particularly encouraged to attend. If you are unfamiliar with Wikipedia, you might try this training module which will help explain a lot of things, including how to ad your signature. Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords.

You can attend a physical event or participate remotely (just make sure to RSVP on the Wikipedia event page). If you are interested in organizing your own event email artandfeminismwiki@gmail.com.

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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