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Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

Diana Davis: Marsha P. Johnson pickets Bellevue Hospital to protest treatment of street people & gays, 2968-1975; The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 

Diana Davis: Marsha P. Johnson pickets Bellevue Hospital to protest treatment of street people & gays, 2968-1975; The New York Public Library Digital Collections

Free

The Lab and Art Practical invite you to participate in a Edit-a-thon to contribute to the online presence of under-documented artists, activists, queer elders, women, and people of color. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome to participate, and we especially encourage women, transgender, and gender non-confirming/non-binary individuals to take part.

Presented in conjunction with Brontez Purnell's film project expanding knowledge on Ed Mock, this is a DIY campaign to improve archives on marginalized populations and address information gaps in our collective knowledge. Dorothy Santos will provide tutorials for those new to Wikipedia and the editors of Art Practical and staff of The Lab will provide ongoing editorial support, reference materials, extra laptops, childcare, and refreshments. Not an editor? Come by to show your support and help with research.

A few things to note beforehand:
1. Bring a laptop and power cord, if you have one available
2. Bring notes and citation materials for your Wiki-entries
3. Set up a Wikipedia account before you arrive

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina-American writer, editor, curator, and educator whose research interests include new media and digital art, activism, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts.

She serves as the managing editor for Hyphen magazine. Her work appears in art21, Art Practical, Daily Serving, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, and Public Art Dialogue. She has lectured at the De Young museum, Stanford University, School of Visual Arts, and more. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture (2016). She is currently a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts fellow researching the concept of citizenship. She also serves as executive staff for the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism and board member for the SOMArts Cultural Center. She has also taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz in the Digital Art and New Media department.

Brontez Purnell: Unstoppable Feat, The Dances of Ed Mock and these related programs were made possible in part by a grant from The Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund that also is supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, and the Tides Foundation.