Date(s) - 03/10/2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Corning Museum of Glass
Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to women working with glass.
Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors were women. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of representation from women. Let’s change that!
This is a free event, and no editing experience is needed. We will provide tutorials for beginner Wikipedians, reference materials, and refreshments. Please create a Wikipedia account before the event. Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. A limited number of laptops will be available for those who need them. For the editing-averse, we hope you will stop by to show your support.
We invite people of all gender identities and expressions to participate, particularly transgender and cisgender women.
We encourage you to RSVP by Friday, February 23, but drop-ins are welcome. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (607) 438-5316.