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Special Programs

CANCELED: Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 2020

Sunday Mar 29, 2020 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM This is a past program

 

Due to uncertainty around COVID-19, the Hammer is temporarily closed to the public and this program has been canceled. For COVID-19 updates impacting the UCLA community, please visit UCLA’s Newsroom.

Bring your laptop and learn to create and edit Wikipedia articles at this annual worldwide edit-a-thon to close the gender gap. This Wikipedia edit-a-thon focuses on women in media and the arts. Beginners are welcome, and people of all gender expressions and identities are encouraged to attend.

Training sessions for beginners will take place at noon and 3 p.m.—all you need is a laptop. We recommend you create a Wikipedia account before attending the event to get a head start.

Art + Feminism is a global do-it-yourself campaign to combat gender bias and improve the coverage of cis and transgender women, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia. Anyone can edit Wikipedia but not everyone does: only about 15% of Wikipedia editors are female, and this imbalance is reflected in the content.

All public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor. Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, the Elizabeth Bixby Janeway Foundation, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.
 
Readings are supported by GRoW @ Annenberg.
 
Digital presentation of Hammer public programs is made possible by The Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.
 
Hammer public programs are presented online in partnership with the #KeepThePromise campaign—a movement promoting social justice and human rights through the arts.