Sep 2 2018 | 1:00 pm
Composing Wikipedia: Chicago eventFreeLet's join in on Heather Roche's Composing Wikipedia- Chicago event Sept 2nd event to add entries on female composers to the Wikipedia cannon. To find out why, read the below statement from Heather.
Currently, only 17% of Wikipedia’s entries are about women and only 10% of Wikipedia’s contributing editors are women. Creating a Wikipedia entry is a simple and effective way to raise the profile of a composer. It’s also not difficult to do: Wikipedia has become easy to use with a Visual Editor and lots of clear resources.
We’ll each bring our laptops and meet in at Elastic Arts to write new entries on female composers starting with the Composers in Red list. Sign up for a shift, or stay for however long you’d like.
PLEASE LET NOMI KNOW IF YOU’LL BE COMING, SO SHE CAN GET A HEADCOUNT AHEAD OF TIME.
All are welcome, musician or non-musician, and any and all gender identifications!