Wikipedia:Meetup/Chennai/ArtAndFeminism 2016

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2016 Art+Feminism
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
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When and Where
DateSunday, 20 March 2016
Time10am - 3pm
AddressFree Software Foundation Tamil Nadu Office
City, StateChennai, Tamil Nadu

To improve content on women and to encourage female editorship, Wikipedia came up with the Art & Feminism Campaign. The idea is to conduct multiple edit-a-thons focused on improving content in Wikipedia on women and the arts. This usually happens in March (around women's day) and in last couple of years the event has been organized in 17+ countries and 75+ locations.

This year, we plan to host one such edit-a-thon in Chennai (the first in India) on March 20 (Sunday). The aim is to bring together artists and Wikipedians to edit Wikipedia articles on women and the arts. The event will be a collaboration of people with subject matter expertise and those with familiarity of Wikipedia eco-system to address the common issue of gender gap.

We invite people of all gender identities and expressions, particularly trans- and cis - gendered women, to be a part of this in-person, communal updating of Wikipedia’s entries on art and feminism.

Event information[edit]

  • Date Sunday, 20 March 2016
  • Time: 10am - 3pm
  • Location: Free Software Foundation Tamil Nadu Office, Flat No 2, First Floor, Block B, Silver Park Apartments, 36 (Old #24), Thanikachalam Rd, T Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600017
  • Hosts:
  • Cost: Free
  • Child care: Pre-registration required
  • Participants: No Wikipedia editing experience necessary; as needed throughout the event, tutoring will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome and encouraged to attend.
  • Twitter and Instagram hashtags: #ArtandFeminism

Please bring a laptop with you!

Resources for editing[edit]

Participants - Sign Up Here![edit]

Sign here to help us learn more about how users interact with Wikipedia! If you sign up, we can observe how your username uses the Wikimedia projects during and after this event. This will help us to better measure the effectiveness of this event and similar programs. This means that your publicly available activity and the information you share with us during this event may be processed by the Wikimedia Foundation, Art+Feminism, and the organizers of the local event, and may be transferred to or from the US and other countries that may not have the same level of privacy regulation that your country does. However, we will not share your information with third parties or publicly unless it's in aggregated or anonymized form.
Prior to the event:

  1. Do you have a Wikipedia User Name?
    No? Create a Wikipedia account
    Yes? Go to Step #2
  2. Sign up! Add your Wikipedia User Name to this section by clicking the blue button below (follow instructions). Your name will be added to the bottom of this page
Don't worry! If you haven't edited Wikipedia before and don't have a Wikipedia User Name yet, we will help you on the day of the event! And remember to have fun!