Art + Feminism 2018: Women + Film
Free; RSVP required
Join us for our fifth annual meetup in partnership with Art + Feminism, a global do-it-yourself campaign to improve the coverage of women, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia. This year’s Los Angeles event is focused on Women + Film with a nod to the #MeToo and Times Up movements that have risen to address gender inequality and sexual harassment in the film industry and beyond. The event is free, beginners are welcome, and people of all gender expressions and identities are encouraged to attend.
Noon: Panel discussion with Claudia Puig (president, Los Angeles Film Critics Association), Lucy Mukerjee-Brown (director of programming, Outfest), and Dilcia Barrera (associate curator of film programs, LACMA)
2pm: Wikipedia training workshop with Stacey Allan (cofounder, East of Borneo and regional ambassador, Art + Feminism) followed by edit-a-thon to create and update articles related to women and film. Beginners welcome!
For those participating in the Wikipedia workshop: Bring your own laptop or tablet computer, power adapter, and any reference materials you’d like to work from or share.
Children (age 3 and up) can attend free supervised Andell Family Sunday activities during the event. Be sure to indicate this preference on the rsvp form.
Wikipedia is the world’s fifth most popular website and a go-to source for facts online. Anyone can edit Wikipedia, but not everyone does. Studies show that fewer than 13% of Wikipedia contributors identify as female and 75% are under the age of 30; content is skewed by the lack of representation by women and important stories remain untold. We’re working to change that.