Wikipedia:Meetup/El Paso/ArtAndFeminism 2016

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El Paso Public Library
ArtAndFeminism Edit-a-thon
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Event information
DateSaturday, March 5, 2016 and
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Time10:00 am - 6:00 pm MST
LocationMaude Sullivan Room
El Paso Public LibraryEl Paso, Texas
Address501 N. Oregon Street
El Paso, Texas 79901
OrganizersEl Paso Public Library
FacilitatorMegalibrarygirl (talk)
FeesNone! This event is free of charge.
What to bringLaptop computer or yourself (we have laptops)
RSVP encouragedPlease sign up in the Participants section
Pre-event preparationSign up for an account

Read a quick editing tutorial

Look at a biography template

... and Biographies of living people

... and Infobox template – person

Wikipedia markup cheatsheet

The "Sandbox"
Short documentary about the 2015 ArtAndFeminism Edit-a-thon at the museum of modern art in NYC

In honor of Women's History Month, the El Paso Public Library is organizing and hosting a workshop and edit-a-thon on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 and on Sunday, March 6th, 2016. Refreshments will be available.

Art+Feminism is a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and to encourage female editorship. Last year, over 1,500 participants at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and more than 75 node events around the world participated in the second annual Wikipedia edit-a-thon, resulting in the creation of nearly 400 new pages and significant improvements to 500 articles on Wikipedia. Organizers are hoping to double these results in 2016, and this is where you come in! The edit-a-thon is an event where you can use your own particular skills and subject knowledge to help build the world’s most popular online research tool. It's a great way to do your part to help close the gender gap, begin to acquire new skills, and improve this facet of Wikipedia.

  • To encourage inexperienced editors (especially women) and show them how they can contribute to Wikipedia
  • To improve a selection of Wikipedia articles related to women artists, critics, dealers, and other women in the visual arts, as well as feminists and feminism
  • To increase awareness of the research resources freely available through libraries, archives, and museums
  • Do I need to have any Wikipedia experience to participate? No experience is necessary, and training will be provided along with online access to the resources of Lied Library. However, please register a user account on Wikipedia in advance of the event.
  • Do I need to have extensive knowledge on visual arts? Nope! You will be finding information about the artists through our resources. The important thing is knowing how to choose a good source.

Suggested articles to work on[edit]

Volunteers should feel free to add the names of notable women in the arts who need a better Wikipedia presence, especially ones whose articles could be improved by the inclusion of research resources from EPPL. These lists are not intended to be comprehensive, but rather to provide a starting point for work by edit-a-thon participants. If you are not sure where to start, don't hesitate to ask for help!

Useful templates for artists[edit]

Add these to article talkpages[edit]

  • {{WikiProject Biography|a&e-priority=}}
  • {{WikiProject Women}} if born after 1950; or {{WikiProject Women's History}}:: if born before 1950.


Articles created =[edit]

Alphabetical by first letter

  1. Anita Blair -- Megalibrarygirl (talk)
  2. El Segundo Barrio -- Megalibrarygirl (talk)
  3. Guadalupe Arizpe de la Vega -- Megalibrarygirl (talk)
  4. Irania Encyclopedia -- SenorNumNums (talk)

Articles improved[edit]

Alphabetical by first letter

  1. Blanca Enriquez -- Megalibrarygirl (talk)
  2. Eugenia Schuster -- Megalibrarygirl (talk)
  3. Felicitas Apodaca -- Megalibrarygirl (talk)
  4. Leona Ford Washington -- Megalibrarygirl (talk)

Help after the event[edit]

  • The Wikipedia Teahouse, a friendly place to ask questions and help new editors get started
  • WikiProject Women Artists, an ongoing WikiProject dedicated to ensuring quality and coverage of biographies of women artists
  • WikiProject Women in Red, an ongoing WikiProject dedicated to women's biographies and women's works broadly construed
  • N.B. There is an IRC channel if online participants need help during, before, or after the event:

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°45′38″N 106°29′34″W / 31.76050°N 106.49287°W / 31.76050; -106.49287

Participants - Sign Up Here![edit]

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. Ecampos24 (talk) 19:44, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
  2. Megalibrarygirl (talk) 20:13, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
  3. SenorNumNums (talk) 19:42, 6 March 2016 (UTC)