Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors were women. 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 women.
Let’s change that.
Join us at the RISD Museum as part of Third Thursday for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art, and feminism. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, free food, and cash bar.
Please bring your laptop (a handful will be provided), power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation—or choose from a list of suggested entries relating to the Museum’s collection and Rhode Island’s history.
For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support.
Please create a Wikipedia account before the event. You can learn how to do that here.
Thank you to our co-sponsors: Fleet Library, RISD Center for Arts & Language, and Art+Feminism.
Who should attend
People of all gender identities and expressions. Please ask your fellow attendees for their pronouns of choice, and be aware of our Safe Space Policy. Children are welcome and the organizers will support children, parents, and caregivers to the best of our ability. We ask all participants to be supportive of kids, parents, and caregivers wherever they
are, as we do not discourage them from attending the event.
Kennedy Plaza, a few blocks from the museum, connects most bus lines throughout the city. Visitors can enter through Benefit Street or South Main Street entrances. For more information please visit https://www.ripta.com/.
RISD Museum is located downtown, and two-hour parking is available on all of the streets immediately surrounding the building. Parking is limited and public transportation is highly recommended. To plan a trip using public transportation, please visit https://www.ripta.com/.
Image Credit: Divya Mehra, Dangerous Women (Blaze of Glory), 2017. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.