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The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America

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NMWA Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

Art + Feminism Campaign Logo featuring a hand holding a paintbrush inside a Venus symbol. The bottom of the Venus symbol is used as a plus sign in the phrase "Art + Feminism".

Registration is open for the 6th National Museum of Women in the Arts Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!

March 23, 2019
10:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005

In honor of Women’s History Month, NMWA’s Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center will host its 6th annual Art+Feminism  edit-a-thon focused on improving Wikipedia entries related to notable women artists and art world figures. We will work to improve the representation of all women artists, with an emphasis on those who have used their art to effect social change.

This event is part of a global initiative to help improve Wikipedia’s gender imbalance. In 2018, more than 4000 Art+Feminism participants created or improved 22,000 Wikipedia pages. Keep the movement alive in 2019!

No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary; just bring a laptop, motivation to combat gender bias, and a belief in equal access to quality information resources. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.

Please bring a laptop with a power cord. Extension cords and power strips are highly recommended. Complimentary lunch will be provided. Questions? lrc@nmwa.org

RESERVATIONS
Reservations required – use the passcode “AF”. Register now!

Membership Vote: Chapter Dues Processes

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter is currently voting on whether to change our membership dues/renewal process. Under this proposal, chapter membership options (join/renew) would be added to the main ARLIS/NA membership form, and chapter membership dues would be standardized to $20 across the society. Chapters would still manage special memberships (e.g. student/retired), and could still process regular memberships directly if they choose.

Voting is open to current chapter members only. If you did not receive a link to vote by email or are not sure of your membership status, please contact Stephanie Grimm, Mid-Atlantic Chair (sgrimm4@gmu.edu) or Anna Tomlinson, Mid-Atlantic Treasurer (a-tomlinson@nga.gov) with questions about membership.

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