Despite its wide reach, content on Wikipedia suffers from the bias of its editors - white, technically inclined, English-speaking men living in majority-Christian, developed countries. Articles conform to the interests and perspectives of this demographic, which represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.
In an effort to change this, The Jake is organizing a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to bring together diverse communities to participate on the online encyclopedia and create and improve Wikipedia’s articles related to queer people and women of color in the arts.
We will provide tutorials for the beginner editor as well as research materials. Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. Access to UW wifi will be provided for non-UW affliated participants.
Cost is free! Anyone and everyone who wishes to attend is welcome: people of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.
Stay tuned for information regarding guest speakers, childcare, and a pre-event workshop on the basics of Wikipedia!