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Wikipedia  Editathon: African American Artists

Research and edit Wikipedia pages that record the lives of contemporary African American artists.

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12.04.2022
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free Admission
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12.04.22. 10am–1pm. Free.
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Join artist and cultural practitioner Tanatsei  Gambura, Sara Thomas (Scotland Programme Coordinator for Wikimedia UK) and  Fruitmarket staff as we research and edit Wikipedia pages that record the lives of contemporary African American artists. No previous Wikipedia editing experience required, as Sara will teach us the essential skills.

Wikipedia is the fifth most visited website in the world, a source of free and accessible information, but people of colour are underrepresented in both its content and among its editors. We want to work on addressing the passive and active erasure of the creative work of people of colour.

You will require a laptop or PC (preferable to a tablet or phone), but no previous Wikipedia editing experience is required as Sara will teach us the essential digital editing skills.

This event will be held online, a Zoom link will be sent out in advance. There will be lots of breaks and use of breakout rooms to avoid ‘Zoom-fatigue’.

We ask participants to:

People of colour particularly welcome. If you have any access needs, please contact ruth@fruitmarket.co.uk prior to the event.

Image: Howardena Pindell Untitled #7, 1975 Ink on paper collage 15.2 x 26 cm 6 x 10. In Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery and Victoria Miro.

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