Wikipedia:Meetup/Kansas City/ArtandFeminism 2015

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2015 KC Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon

Event information

  • Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Location: Central Library, 3rd Floor Computer Lab of the Kansas City Public Library, 14 W 10 St, Kansas City, MO 64109
  • Parking: Free weekend parking in the Baltimore Street library parking garage, located at 10th & Baltimore.
  • What to bring: Computers will be available in the classroom but attendees may want to bring their own laptops and power cords.
  • Facebook event:
  • Contact: artfemkc[at]gmail[dot]com


Art+Feminism is an international campaign that addresses problems with Wikipedia’s representation of women. Less than 13% of Wikipedia contributors are female and articles on notable women’s history in the arts are missing. In an effort to start addressing the gender gap and representation challenge, the Art+Feminism campaign calls for people to participate in international edit-a-thons to create better coverage of women. Anyone can stop by an edit-a-thon to get training and resource to start improving Wikipedia.


Registrants: Wikimetrics opt-in consent disclosure

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.

Safe-space policy

The organizers of this event are dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of race, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, religion, or marital status.

Harassment includes offensive comments related to any protected personal characteristic, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. This applies to everyone, including event staff and sponsors.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of event staff immediately. Event staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

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Social media

The official hashtag for the international Art+Feminism edit-a-thon is #artandfeminism. We encourage you to tag any social posts made about this event. Art+Feminism will be pulling in documentation from tagged social media to the website. You can see the beginning of it here:

Articles to 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.

Articles to create

From the book Viewfinders: Black Women Photographers:

From the book - Inuit Women Artists:

From the book - The Amazing Decade: Women and Performance Art in America: 1970-1980:

Articles to improve

Editing tools and resources

Article creation and editing tools

Resources for creating biographies

Evaluation tools

  • Rater, for automatically creating and configuring WikiProjects metadata on Talk pages
  • reFill, for automatically creating formatted citations from bare URLs

Train the trainer resources


In person



List of articles edited and improved

Articles created

Articles moved

Articles improved

Media coverage

  • Rodriguez, Lisa (2015-03-27). "Kansas City Editathon Aims to Close Gender Gap on Wikipedia". KCUR-FM. Retrieved 2015-03-29.
  • Vickers, Nathan (2015-03-29). "Editathon Aims to Fix Wikipedia Gender Gap". KCTV 5 News. Meredith Corporation. Retrieved 2015-03-29.
  • Kraske, Steve; Rodriguez, Lisa (2015-03-25). "Wikipedia's Gender Gap". (Podcast). KCUR-FM. Retrieved 2015-04-06.