Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit A Thon


Saturday, March 10, 2017, 12- 5pm

Belkin Art Gallery


In collaboration with UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory Instructor Christine D’Onofrio, and concurrent with Art+Feminism events worldwide, the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery invites participants of all genders and expressions to join in a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.

Annually each March, art and feminist communities around the world converge to update Wikipedia entries in an effort to correct the website’s gendered biases, to bolster the representation of female-identifying persons indexed within the ubiquitous online resource, and to encourage female editorship. Art+Feminism was founded in 2014 by Siân Evans, Jacqueline Mabey, Michael Mandiberg and Laurel Ptak.

To participate in the Edit-a-thon, please bring your own laptop and power cable, as well as ideas for entries that need updating or creation. A list of resources will soon be made available, detailing pages and individuals that have been previously flagged by D’Onofrio, and some helpful guidelines for page creation.

Lunch will be provided and childcare can be made available. Please contact in advance to access childcare options.

The Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is part of the Belkin Art Gallery’s project Beginning With the Seventies, an ongoing research initiative investigating the 1970s, an era in which social movements of all kinds – feminism, environmentalism, LGBTQ rights, access to health services and housing – began to coalesce into models of self-organization. More

Participation is free!

For further information please contact: Jana Tyner at,
tel: (604) 822-1389, or fax: (604) 822-6689