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Feminist Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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Seminar Room 1, Pilkington Library

Loughborough University

Loughborough

LE11 3LB

United Kingdom

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In 2011, a survey found that more than 90% of contributors on Wikipedia were men. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of representation from cis and transgender women as well as non-binary folks.

Let’s change that.

Join us for a group discussion and communal updating of Wikipedia entries on Thurs 14 March from 7pm to 9pm and on Thurs 21 March from 2pm to 4pm.

We will talk about online feminist strategies, algorithms and bias, visibility/invisibility for artists & activists, unpaid immaterial labor, reproductive knowledge and more.

If possible, bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for Wikipedia entries that need updating or creating.

People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.

You can register to attend one or both of these sessions.Places are limited so please register in advance.

If you wish, you can create a Wikipedia account before these sessions. You can learn how to do that here: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:CreateAccount&returnto=Main+Page


These small group sessions are held in preparation of a bigger, drop-in edit-a-thon at the Pilkington Library, on Thurs 28 March. No booking is required for this event, just drop-in anytime between 1pm and 5pm. You do not need to have taken part in either of the group discussion events to be part of the drop-in edit-a-thon. Tutorials for beginners, reference materials and refreshements will be provided. Feel free to drop by even if you don't want to get involved in any editing yourself.

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Seminar Room 1, Pilkington Library

Loughborough University

Loughborough

LE11 3LB

United Kingdom

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