A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.