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Saturday
Apr 29
PNCA Library Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art

Join us for the second of two Art & Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons this Spring in Portland! These events require no previous experience and are open to people of all gender identities. Just bring a laptop and charging cable and we'll provide everything else! Snacks and experienced, dependable childcare provided! Please RSVP via the EventBrite link...this is not mandatory, but helpful to the organizers, especially if you need childcare.

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Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the uneven gender participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge. We all know that this bias is not just about gender. Women of color are often the least represented voices in history. Let’s change that! This event is about amplifying voice. Attendees are encouraged to edit any entry of interest related to arts, feminism, gender studies, activism and LGBTQ issues. All are welcome who care about the representation of all genders in Wikipedia’s content and among its contributors. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and laptops. Bring your own laptop if you have one and any ideas for entries that need updating or creation. We will have a couple extra computers available. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support, learn more about this project, and eat snacks.

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Tuesday
Jun 27
Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-Thon
PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art

Join us in the PNCA Library for a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon that celebrates LGBTQ+ people, events, movements, and institutions (local, national, and international) as part of Pride Month! No prior Wikipedia editing experience is necessary...we'll have tutorials and lots of assistance. Bring a laptop and charging cord, snacks provided. We'll have a list of topics that need work, but if you have something you're passionate about, that's great!

Wikipedia is often the first place we go for in-depth information about almost everything in the world. With edit-a-thons like this one and Art+Feminism, we hope to make Wikipedia a more representative and inclusive site of information for everyone.

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