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UConn Libraries
Art+Feminism Edit-A-Thon
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When and Where
DateSunday, March 6, 2016
Time11:00 am – 6:00 pm
AddressUniversity of Connecticut
Babbidge Library
Electronic Classroom 2
369 Fairfield Way
City, StateStorrs, CT 06269

Please join us for a fun, inclusive one-day event that brings together diverse communities to create and improve Wikipedia articles related to women in the arts. Despite its wide reach, Wikipedia suffers from a severe gender imbalance: since most editors are men, articles conform to men's interests and perspectives. In an effort to change this, we are gathering diverse women and allies together to celebrate women's cultural achievements and discuss openly ongoing challenges caused by structural sexism. (Learn more about the gender gap at WikiProject Women. More about Art+Feminism campaign on their page.)

This event is hosted by UConn Libraries and is open to the community.

Event information[edit]

  • Date: Sunday, March 6, 2016
  • Time: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Location: University of Connecticut, Babbidge Library, Electronic Classroom 2, 369 Fairfield Way, Storrs, CT 06269
  • Hosts: UConn Art and Art History Department and UConn Libraries
  • Cost: Free!
  • Food: Provided (but please remember to RSVP by adding your name to the list below so we make sure to have enough)

Please bring a laptop if possible. There will be a limited number of computers available.

What to expect[edit]

No Wikipedia editing experience necessary; as needed throughout the event, tutoring will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers. Women editors, especially women of color and diverse gender expression, are particularly encouraged to attend. If you are unfamiliar with Wikipedia, you can get a head start with this this training module.

List of articles to edit[edit]

Below is a list of articles that would benefit from edits and expansion during the edit-a-thon, but you are welcome to work on anything you like.
Please note: This is a crowdsourced list. You can help us by adding to it!

See also: Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism/Tasks


To improve:

Resources for editing[edit]

Articles improved[edit]

Alphabetical by first letter

  1. Carson Ellis -- Dcreinwald (talk)
  2. Ellen Emmet Rand -- Addisonmavis (talk)
  3. Elmer Lucille Allen -- Hlhtrack (talk)
  4. Elvira Gascón -- expanded -- Topshelvr (talk)
  5. Eunice Golden -- Binx708 (talk)
  6. Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie -- Dcreinwald (talk)
  7. Victoria Santa Cruz -- Cwikiedit2 (talk) 20:43, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
  8. Blanca Varela -- Cwikiedit2 (talk) 20:43, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Articles created[edit]

Alphabetical by first letter

  1. Alejandrina Gessler y Lacroix -- created -- Topshelvr (talk)
  2. Women Artists in Revolution - Topshelvr (talk)
  3. Ellen Emmet Rand

External links[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!

  1. Butterflyweed (talk) 20:25, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
  2. Addisonmavis (talk) 22:32, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
  3. Topshelvr (talk) 21:27, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
  4. Jprit (talk) 15:42, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
  5. Dcreinwald (talk) 16:25, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
  6. Binx708 (talk) 16:43, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
  7. Goodsalt (talk) 17:02, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
  8. Victorvernon52 (talk) 17:30, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
  9. Starbrite64 (talk) 18:21, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
  10. Hlhtrack (talk) 18:22, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
  11. Caline24 (talk) 18:38, 6 March 2016 (UTC)