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Join us for the 2016 Art + Feminism Edit-a-Thon at LACMA on Sunday, March 6 from 11am–4pm!

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  • Date: Sunday, March 6, 2016
  • Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm with two training sessions beginning at Noon and 2pm
  • Location: LACMA Art + Technology Lab (map + parking info)
  • Presented by: East of Borneo and LACMA
  • What to bring: Your laptop, power adapter, and any reference materials you'd like to work from or share
  • Background: This meetup is one of more than 125 Art and Feminism events happening around the world on International Women's Day Weekend (March 4–6) to address the gender gap on Wikipedia—where only about 13% of contributors identify as female—and to improve coverage of women and the arts.
    Training is available and beginners are encouraged to attend!
  • RSVP: Please RSVP here here, and add your name below
  • Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/583406105148065/
  • Twitter: @eastofborneo@LACMA#ArtAndFeminism
Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at LACMA, March 2015
When and Where
Date:Sunday, March 6, 2016
Time:11:00 am–4:00 pm; training sessions offered at Noon and 2pm
Address:LACMA Art + Technology Lab
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
City/State:Los Angeles, CA 90036

RSVP / Sign-In[edit]

If you are new to Wikipedia and don't yet have an account, you can RSVP here! Once your account is created, please sign-in below so we can get an accurate attendance count. Thank you!

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  2. JSFarman (talk) 16:04, 15 February 2016 (UTC)
  3. StaceyEOB (talk) 18:45, 1 March 2016 (UTC)
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  6. Feminfinite (talk) 19:47, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
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  8. Lredoglia (talk) 19:51, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
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To-Do[edit]

Here are a few suggested articles (artists, architects, designers, filmmakers, performers, curators, critics, historians, gallerists, patrons, and more) that you might create or improve at this edit-a-thon.
Please note: This is a crowdsourced list. You can help us by adding to it!

To create:



To improve:
You may consider improving articles like these. Helpful updates could be as simple as: Making sure reference links are still appropriate and functional; Adding new inline citations/references; Adding a photo; Adding an infobox; Adding data to more fields in an existing infobox; Creating headings; Adding categories; etc.



  • View all stub-class articles in WikiProject: Women Artists
  • View all draft-class WikiProject:Women Artists articles
  • View Art + Feminism tasks list
  • View WikiProject: Women Artists tasks list
  • Outcomes[edit]

    Resources[edit]

    Please start here:

    When in doubt:

    Background[edit]

    Wikipedia's gender trouble is well documented. In a 2010 survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are female.[1] The reasons for the gender gap are up for debate: suggestions include leisure inequality, how gender socialization shapes public comportment, and the contentious nature of Wikipedia's talk pages. The practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation.

    In February 2014, Siân Evans (Art Libraries Society of North America's Women and Art Special Interest Group), Jacqueline Mabey (The office of failed projects), Michael Mandiberg, Laurel Ptak, and Richard Knipel and Dorothy Howard (Metropolitan New York Library Council) of Wikimedia NYC, organized an ArtAndFeminism edit-athon at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center in New York City. More than 30 satellite events were organized in Australia, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. The campaign attracted an estimated 600 participants, resulting in more than 100 new Wikipedia articles focused on women and the arts.

    Last year, over the weekend of International Women's Day, March 6-8, 2015, approximately 1500 participants from around the world created almost 400 new articles and significantly improved over 500. Following up on the success of last the last two years, Art + Feminism edit-a-thons will again take place around the world on International Women's Day weekend, March 4-6, 2016. LACMA will host the official Los Angeles event, co-organized by the online magazine East of Borneo, on Sunday, March 6.

    References[edit]

    1. ^ Glott, Ruediger; et al. (15 March 2010). "Wikipedia Survey – Overview of Results" (PDF). United Nations University.

    External links[edit]