March 28, 2017
Diana Arce

March 31st: Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility at our Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon!

We’ve joined forces again with Transgender Europe and the party crew Room 4 Resistance to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility with our second Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon! Come join us on March 31st at the TGEU Berlin Office at  5PM for dinner, drinks and editing fun. Send us an email to rsvp at rsvp@artistswac.org, sign up on our Wikipedia dashboard or the facebook event!

AWAC, TGEU, R4R TDOV Wikipedia editathon

Why are we editing?

Not only are over 90% of wikipedia editors are men, but over 85% of all the english language biographies are white cisgender men as well. What a better way to celebrate Transgender visibility, than by adding them and their contributions to art and activism online! Our Edit-a-Thon will focus on trans, queer and poc people and participants are invited to bring names, research or editing ideas to the event!

Never done this before?

No worries! We will be providing periodic trainings for those who need it! We also have a few laptops for don’t have one and funds for babysitters. Look how much fun we had at our first event on March 11th. Our lovely group of Wikipedia novices managed to add 2 new articles, edit 2 others and contribute over 3,500 words to Wikipedia!

TGEU, AWAC, R4R Art+Feminism Edit-a-Thon on March 11th

TGEU, AWAC, R4R Art+Feminism Edit-a-Thon on March 11th

As an additional thank you for participating, Room 4 Resistance will provide free guest list to their next party taking place on May 13th in Berlin! Out of town, but still want to join in the fun? Sign up on our dashboard and edit during the same hours and follow us on twitter. We’ll be posting ways to digital connect to us directly so you can participate remotely.