ArtHyve’s Art + Feminism seeks to address the gender bias on Wikipedia.
ArtHyve is gearing up to host a day of Wikipedia editing aimed at addressing the gender gap in representation on Wikipedia along with energetic performances and informational sessions. Join ArtHyve and participating local artists at the McNichols Building, located at 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202, on March 10th from 11am to 6pm for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art and feminism.
The event will feature an interactive art installation from Denver’s Secret Love Collective, and performances from hip-hop artist Kitty Crimes, Bianca Mikahn, Tameca Coleman, Elyssa Lewis as well as informational break-out sessions on gender literacy with Jacob McWilliams, gender and cultural representation with Maria Buszek, Feminist zines with Hana Zittel and Women in computer science with Libi Striegl.
Kids are welcome to join and activities will be provided for children ages 4-10 by Action Figures for an additional small fee of $5. Please purchase a ticket for childcare in advance.
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Anyone interested in editing Wikipedia is encouraged to bring a laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, ArtHyve is urging folks to stop by to show support and enjoy the event’s performances and information sessions. ArtHyve invites people of all gender identities and expressions to participate, particularly transgender and cisgender womxn.
ArtHyve is asking participants to create a Wikipedia account before the event. You can learn how to do that here:https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:CreateAccount&returnto=Main+Page
Schedule of events:
11:00 AM Welcome and Introduction from Jessie de la Cruz
11:05 AM A poetry reading with Bianca Mikahn
11:15 AM Official Wikipedia editing kick-off
12:00 PM Breakout session with Dr. Maria Buszek; REPRESENT! A Conversation Around Representation in Cultural History
1:00 PM Breakout session with Libi Striegl; The Very Under-Represented History of Women in Computer Science
2:00 PM Breakout session with Dr. Jacob McWilliams; Why People Are So Scared of Transgender Folks (Hint: It’s not about public restrooms)
3:00 PM Breakout session with Hana Zittel; Feminist Zine Workshop
4:30 PM A poetry reading with Elyssa Lewis
4:45 PM A poetry reading with Tameca Coleman
5:00 PM A musical performance by Kitty Crimes