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Art + Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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House of Ladosha, Feminism Question Mark, 2017. Digital image, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artists

Join us in the Sky Room for an afternoon of workshops, readings, and talks by artists and scholars as part of this Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Art + Feminism seeks to address structural imbalances on Wikipedia, the internet’s largest and most globally used free encyclopedia, where the majority of editors are cis and male. Art + Feminism provides tools and training for new Wikipedia editors and organizers, and sponsors gatherings that support this work.

This program will be dedicated to improving representation of feminist figures across the gender spectrum. Participants in the work session will create and expand Wikipedia pages for figures chosen by artists in the New Museum community, including artists Vaginal Davis, Juliana Huxtable, and Jana Hunter of the band Lower Dens. The afternoon will focus on the work of a wide range of visionary artists, curators, and activists who have critically shaped culture through a series of open Wikipedia editing sessions and talks by A.J. Lewis, founder of the NYC Trans Oral History Project, and artists Nash Glynn and Keijaun Thomas.

We invite people of all gender identities and expressions to bring a laptop and join us for an afternoon of public programs and a work session devoted to updating Wikipedia pages. Wikipedia training will be provided throughout the day. This public program is free to attend, registration is required. Please register via the online form.

A livestream of the talks will be available here.

SCHEDULE
1 PM – Wikipedia training
2 PM – Talk: A.J. Lewis
2:30 PM – Wikipedia free edit session
3:30 PM – Talk: Nash Glynn
4 PM – Wikipedia free edit session
5 PM – Talk: Keijaun Thomas

Participants should feel free to attend for individual talks, editing sessions, or the full afternoon program.

A.J. Lewis is a postdoctoral fellow at Grinnell College in the Department of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies, and a founder of the NYC Trans Oral History Project, a community archive dedicated to preserving the stories of transgender New Yorkers built in partnership with the New York Public Library and local activist groups.

Nash Glynn is a transdisciplinary artist currently working in New York City. She received her MFA from Columbia University in 2017 and her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in 2014.

Keijaun Thomas is a New York–based artist and 2017–18 Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art recipient. Thomas earned their MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014.

Sponsors

Support for Education and Public Engagement programs is provided, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund; and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

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