Oct 26 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us on Thursday, October 26th from 4pm to 8pm in BridgeLab at Pacific Northwest College of Art for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon centered on adding and improving content about artists of color. This event, inspired by the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thons now taking place around the world, seeks to address underrepresentation of artists of color from around the world on Wikipedia, one of the most ubiquitous sources of information today. PNCA’s Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Artists of Color is organized by Linden How, Reference and Instruction Librarian at PNCA’s Albert Solheim Library.
The demographic makeup of Wikipedia contributors is overwhelmingly white and male. Wikipedia Edit-a-thons like this one are intended to train and provide community for more diverse contributors through the process of adding content that better represents historical and contemporary artists, movements, exhibitions, and events. By participating in the creation of information, we can begin to address the skewed narrative of contemporary and historical art that prioritizes white artists and omits the contributions of artists of color.
During the event, we are also happy to present brief talks by Portland-based artists Angélica Maria Millán Lozano and Kevin Holden.
No experience is necessary, as training sessions will be available with Jason Moore, Senior Wikipedia Editor. Participants are encouraged to bring ideas of pages they want to edit or create, and there will also be a list of possible topics. There will be only a few computers available, so please bring your own laptop and charger if possible. Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public!