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Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Latin American and Caribbean Womxn Artists
WhenSaturday, May 12, 2018, 1 – 5 p.m.
Campus locationArt Building (ART)
Campus roomJacob Lawrence Gallery
Event typesSpecial Events, Student Activities, Workshops
Event sponsorsJacob Lawrence Gallery, School of Art + Art History + Design
with support from Wikipedia and Art+Feminism…

Free parking is normally available on campus after 12pm on Saturdays.

Check the Gallery's website for information about getting there.

Wikipedia is one of the most wide-reaching repositories of shared knowledge yet a 2011 survey found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female, suggesting an alarming absence of voices. What and how information is shared is skewed by this gender disparity. To help change this, the Jacob Lawrence Gallery is organizing a quarterly series of Edit-a-thons to improve Wikipedia's coverage of womxn artists of color.

This afternoon's gathering will focus on creating, editing, updating, and expanding pages for womxn artists from Latin America and the Caribbean. It will also feature a talk by Interdisciplinary Visual Arts Lecturer Dan Paz. Paz is an artist and educator who explores the labor of digital imaging production as a collaborative site where the intersections of the image-idea and lived experience are produced and contested. Through videos, photography, and sculptural projects that query the ability of documentary processes to be manipulated — to be multiplied and replicated, stopped and started, rewound and advanced — Paz works within the impossibilities of absolute replication to question the very ability of the image to truly represent.

Childcare, snacks from local businesses, and editing tutorials will be provided.

All you need to bring is your laptop, power cord, and ideas. No previous Wikipedia experience required! 

Everyone is welcome. Access to UW wifi will be provided for non-UW affiliated participants.

Please RSVP through the Facebook event link above.

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