Art & Feminism
Edit-a-thon: Art & Feminism (topic TBD), Friday, March 1, 2019 from 4pm to 8pm, Lincoln Center (rooms to be confirmed)
Wikipedia for Educators at Fordham in partnership with Wikimedia NYC will host this Edit-a-thon at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus.
The edit-a-thon will include tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, editing support, reference materials, and refreshments. This event is free and open to the public. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.
Wikipedia is the largest knowledge base on the planet and although Wikipedia is the fifth most visited website online, its lack of diverse race and gender content reflects the homogeneity of its editors. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female (See Gender bias on Wikipedia).
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Access to information should be a human right and Wikipedia should reflect the diversity and the full spectrum of human knowledge. Sadly there are many content gaps and missing articles on women. Providing an opportunity for our students to write for Wikipedia in the classroom or giving them extra credit to encourage them to participate in an in an edit-a-thons on campus can help to address this gender gap as they engage with the local community.
Wikipedia for Educators at Fordham supports and promotes the use of Wikipedia in the classroom, organizes edit-a-thons on campus and promotes Wikipedia events in the community. This is an open group made of faculty, staff, and students. Founded in 1841, Fordham University, the Jesuit University of New York, is committed to the discovery of Wisdom and the transmission of Learning, through research and through undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality.
Wikimedia NYC is the regional Wikimedia chapter serving the New York metropolitan area. They help promote free access to the world’s knowledge in support of Wikipedia and the other projects of the Wikimedia Foundation. Wikimedia NYC is a separate organization from the Wikimedia Foundation and has no editorial control over Wikipedia or any other project hosted by the Foundation.