In collaboration with Wikimedia NYC and Art+Feminism, Barnard College Library is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon around women, LGBTQIA folks, and folks of color in performance. When we say performance, we are thinking broadly, encompassing theatre, dance, film, comedy, performance art, spoken word poetry, and more. As with all of Barnard’s edit-a-thons, we invite you to work on whatever pages you wish.
This edit-a-thon will teach the fundamentals of creating and editing in Wikipedia and increase access to scholarship in the fields of performance for underrepresented groups. By “hacking the canon,” we aim to correct the omission of women artists, including LGBTQIA artists, and artists of color from the art historical record, scholarship, and general knowledge.
This event is open to everyone, including the non-Barnard community. Identification is not required. Please join us! There will be free pizza!
To make it even more official, here is the Wikipedia event page for this meetup.
If you have or want to sign up for a wikipedia account, you can RSVP to the event here.