Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon at Eyebeam in New York City

Art+Feminism: Edit-a-thon

  • Wed 27 March 2019
  • 6 pm

Celebrate Women's History Month by joining Hauser & Wirth Publishers in our first Wikipedia Edit-a-thon co-presented with Art+Feminism, a campaign dedicated to improving coverage of gender, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia.

From coffee shops and community centers to the largest museums and universities in the world, Art+Feminism is a do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others campaign teaching people of all gender identities and expressions to edit Wikipedia.

What is an Edit-a-thon?

An Edit-a-thon is a community-organized event that aims to teach folks how to edit, update, and add articles on Wikipedia. Less than 10% of contributors to Wikipedia identify as female.

6 PM: Reception

6:30 PM: Wikipedia Training led by curator and activist Jacqueline Mabey

7:30–9 PM: Open Editing Session

All are welcome to learn how to become a Wikipedia editor. No prior Wikipedia editing experience necessary. To participate in the Edit-a-thon portion of the event, bring a laptop and power cord. Before arriving at the gallery, please create a Wikipedia account. Reference materials will be provided.

The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, RSVP is required.

The entrance to Hauser & Wirth Publishers Bookshop is at the ground floor and accessible by wheelchair. The bathroom is all-gender. This event is low light, meaning there is ample lighting but fluorescent overhead lighting is not in use. A variety of seating options are available including: folding plastic chairs and wooden chairs, some with cushions.

This event begins at 6 PM and ends at 9 PM. Water, tea, coffee, beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase.

Parking in the vicinity is free after 6 PM. The closest MTA subway station is 23rd and 8th Ave off the C and E. This station is not wheelchair accessible. The closest wheelchair accessible stations are 1/2/3/A/C/E 34th Street-Penn Station and the 14 St A/C/E station with an elevator at northwest corner of 14th Street and Eighth Avenue.

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