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Women In Contemporary Indian Art: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

At Khoj International Artists' Association, Delhi, India
On 16th September 2017 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Description

Feminism in India with Khoj International Artists Association invite you to a Wikipedia Edita-a-thon on 'Women in Contemporary Indian Art'. In this Edit-a-thon, articles will be created and edited on Indian women artists who either have no representation on Wikipedia or very less information is available on them. The articles will be created/edited in English and any other language the participant is comfortable in.

Why are we doing this?
We are all aware of the large reach and popularity of Wikipedia. However, what most people don’t know is that, according to a study conducted in 2011, only 9% of the editors at Wikipedia were women. And the percentage for India is even lower, just 3%.

Wikipedia recognises the systemic gender bias that is created because of factors such as these and thus enables its diverse range of users to edit and create Wikipedia pages, with reliable and authentic sources.

What will we do?
During the event, the first hour will be dedicated to introduction and briefing on how to create and edit articles on Wikipedia. Then participants will work in groups or individually on a pre-made list of women artists who lack representation on Wikipedia. At the end of the day, all of this newly made Wikipedia pages will be collated.

When?
10 AM - 6 PM IST, Saturday, September 16, 2017

Where? Khoj Studios

Who can come?
Anyone who is willing to help and create Wikipedia pages. No prior knowledge of creating/editing Wikipedia pages is needed. We especially encourage trans people and women to join us

Any other important information:
Please bring your laptop along

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