ויקיפדיה: אומניות יהודיות  |  WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON: JEWISH WOMEN ARTISTS, 2018

PARTNER: The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

COLLABORATORS: Jason Moore, Wikipedia editor, Greensboro Project Space, satellite location and 33 editors worldwide

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Wikipedia /ˌwɪkɪˈpiːdiə/ : is a free online encyclopedia with the aim to allow anyone to edit articles. Wikipedia is the largest and most popular general reference work on the Internet, and is ranked the fifth-most popular website.

Edit-A-Thon: a community organized event that teaches how and supports folks to edit, update, and add articles on Wikipedia. 

Jewish Woman Artist: any Jewish and female identifying professional artist

This first of its kind  Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon served as a public art intervention to create and/or edit Wiki pages about Jewish women artists. Members of the public were invited to join me at the Oregon Jewish Museum to learn about the Wiki editing process, its history and its impact followed by a few hour flurry of edits, conversation, good food and good company.

As a feminist amidst a growing, even thriving, worldwide community of Jewish feminists and our supporters, I recognize that the global community of women continues to be underrepresented as culture makers and contributors to the canon of cultural history. This is evident across the arts and influences the way women are recognized (or not) in the canons of encyclopedic knowledge. A Wikipedia edit-a-thon for (but not only by) Jewish women artists increases Jewish women artists’ visibility in the Wikipedia archives thereby achieving a broader global impact regarding these women’s important contributions.

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Review below all of the editors and edits made at the event or visit the live Wikipedia: Jewish Women Artists page.

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