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Art+Feminism Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Black Artists Matter

Flyer describing the details of the "Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 2020: Black Artists Matter." Includes an image of the woodcut and lithograph of paper "Snake Man" by Alison Saar.

The Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, in partnership with Wikimedia DC, will host an Art+Feminism event next month. Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Black Artists Matter will be held on Tuesday, August 11 at 10am EDT over Zoom. Participants can register for the event on the NMWA website.

The event will focus on editing and improving articles of Black women artists represented in NMWA’s fine arts collection, but editors are welcome to take this opportunity to improve the articles of all women artists of the African diaspora. The event is open to all, and those with no Wikipedia editing experience are encouraged to attend. The event will begin with a training facilitated by Wikimedia DC, and the NMWA will provide editors with secondary resources about the artists.

Last Call for Art+Feminism 2020 Washington D.C. Remote Event

If you would like to do some Wikipedia editing on women artists this week, consider logging in through the Art + Feminism 2020 Washington D.C. remote event dashboard: https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Wikimedia_DC/DC_Art_and_Feminism_2020_-_Remote_Work_List/home. Edits must be done by 11:59pm EST on Thursday, April 30 to count towards their Art+Feminism event.

Logging in here and clicking JOIN before you start editing will count your edits towards the Washington D.C. Art+Feminism remote event. You can find lists of articles that need attention here:

If you have questions, email Sarah Osborne Bender, National Gallery of Art Head of Technical Services, and she will answer or forward you to someone who can answer. Let’s keep the momentum of Art+Feminism going!

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