Vancouver’s Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-athon

Join us in a communal updating of Wikipedia entries related to art and feminism

Vancouver’s Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-athon

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. The reasons for the gender gap are up for debate; suggestions include leisure inequality, how gender socialization shapes public comportment, and the sometimes contentious nature of Wikipedia’s talk pages. The practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.

Let’s change that. Join us at University of British Columbia campus, Buchanan B202 – 1866 Main Mall, on Saturday March 7 & Sunday March 8, from 11-5pm Or at Emily Carr University Library on Friday March 6 & Saturday March 7, for communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, childcare, and refreshments. Computers are in the space for your use, or bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support. Childcare requires advanced RSVP; please contact us at and let us know the first names and number of children requiring care, their ages, and what time you plan on attending. Women, women-identified, and male allies welcomed. RSVP on Facebook and sign on to the event on Wikipedia,_B.C./ArtAndFeminism_2015.

Edit-a-thons are taking place across the globe on International Women’s Day weekend, March 7-8, 2015. Confirmed satellite edit-a-thon hosts include: Morton R Godine Library at The Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston; F/LAT, Brussels, Belgium; Los Angeles County Museum of Art in collaboration with East of Borneo; Canadian Women’s Art History Initiative, Concordia University and Eastern Bloc, Montreal; Fondation Galeries Lafayette, Paris; Albert M. Greenfield Library at University of the Arts, Philadelphia; Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives at Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA; and online in a Google Hangout with Addie Wagenknecht, with many more in development.

Event Page:,_B.C./ArtAndFeminism_2015

(These 2 Sessions will cover the same material, how to start up an account, intro to technical editing, advice on citations, images, and fundamentals on Wikipedia authoring)

Monday March 2nd, 3pm
Irving K. Barber Learning
Dodson Room 302
1961 East Mall, UBC Campus


Tuesday March 3rd, 7pm
2nd floor of Gallery Annex
750 Hornby St., Vancouver Art Gallery Library


Saturday March 7th & Sunday March 8th
Drop by anytime between hours of 11-5pm
Buchanan B202 – 1866 Main Mall
UBC Campus
**Set Technical Demo Sessions 11am & 2pm


Friday March 6th, 11-5pm
Saturday March 7th, 1-5pm
Emily Carr University Library
South Building 1400 Johnston St.
Granville Island