The High Museum is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon to address the gender gap in online representation.
Currently, less than 13 percent of Wikipedia’s editors are women, and less than 17 percent of biographies on Wikipedia are about women. To change this gap, the High will bring people virtually together on March 31 to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia.
The virtual Art+Feminism Edit-a-Thon will last from 9am to midnight, and anyone can participate—no Wikipedia experience is necessary.
“Right now, as we attempt to work and learn from home while keeping up with the global situation, we’re seeing firsthand the importance of open access to unbiased, well-sourced information online,” said Eva Berlin, Digital Content Specialist at the High. “Right now, we’re in need of hope. Looking to the resiliency and accomplishments of women past and present is a welcome source of inspiration this Women’s History Month.”
To participate in the Edit-a-Thon:
- Create a Wikipedia account and log in to the High’s virtual event dashboard to participate remotely.
- If you’re a beginner, watch tutorial videos to learn how Wikipedia works and how to get started.
- Edit, update, and create Wikipedia articles related to intersectional feminism, women, or underrepresented groups in the arts—or whatever topic you know best!
You can learn more and register here.