Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon
Held in conjunction with The Baroness Elsa Project and Owens Free Space
Tuesday 29 March
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us as we host our first-ever Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Owens. Contribute to shaping the world’s largest reference work and one of the most-visited sites on the Internet. This event is part of a global initiative organized by Art+Feminism that aims to close information gaps related to gender, feminism, and the arts.
Anyone can write and edit articles in Wikipedia and there are many ways to participate in the Edit-a-thon. Drop-in to expand existing articles, collaborate on new ones, add citations, upload images, check facts, or simply join the conversation and hang-out.
We will provide training and support for new Wikipedians as we work together on edits that will increase the visibility of women, queer, gender non-binary, and IBPOC artists exhibited at the Owens and represented in the Owens Art Gallery permanent collection. Bring your own laptop or use a workstation available during the event.
This event will take place in Owens Free Space, a temporary installation in the Owens second floor gallery initiated by Tara Bursey, Lassonde Artist-in-Residence at Mount Allison University. Owens Free Space is a community resource and creative production space that serves as an alternative, open site for learning, making, and information exchange.
The Baroness Elsa Project, currently on view at the Owens, is a potent reminder of how the work of women artists is historically overlooked. Recent scholarship has illuminated the artistic and literary contributions of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (1874-1927) to New York’s Dada scene, yet she continues to be under recognized.
We hold this Edit-a-thon in the name of Ethel Ogden and so many others who remain absent from Wikipedia.
We invite people of all gender identities and expressions to participate. By attending this event you agree to uphold the Art+Feminism Safe, Brave Space Policy.
The stairs to the Owens from the entrance nearest the University Chapel have a handrail. There is also ramp access at this entrance, however, the ramp is steep. The stairs to the Owens entrance off York Street also have a handrail, but there is no ramp. The main floor of the Owens is wheelchair accessible. Two flights of stairs lead to our second-floor gallery. During this event, our second-floor gallery is accessible with the assistance of an attendant. If you have access needs, please make arrangements in advance by emailing [email protected] or call 506-364-2574. The Owens welcomes guide dogs and other service animals. For detailed venue access please visit our Accessibility Page.