Who doesn’t love Wikipedia! Here’s your chance to become an editor and make a difference. We invite people of all gender identities and expressions to come and work together on a monthly basis to correct the gender imbalance of Wikipedia and create and edit articles to improve the coverage on feminism, gender and the arts.
Why We Edit
Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2018 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as 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 and nonbinary editors. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge. Let’s change that.
Want to join us? Here's what you need to know to get started
Create an account and be sure to sign into our dashboard so we can keep statistics about the changes we've made as a group. Visit our guide for further information about how to prepare to edit in Wikipedia.
Here is a list of Vancouver-specific artists that need articles, or need their articles expanded.
Here is a list of other Wikipedia editing activities you can work on.
Feel free to bring your own ideas and editing projects that align with our goals of expanding the diversity and writership of Wikipedia.
2021 Event Dates
Meet with us monthly on Zoom, or use the ECU Library resources to edit on your own.
Friday April 16, 1 - 3pm
Friday May 21, 1 - 3pm
Friday June 18, 1 - 3pm
Friday July 23, 1 - 3pm
Friday August 20, 1 - 3pm
Friday September 17, 1 - 3pm
Friday October 15, 1 - 3pm