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Join us for the 2016 Art + Feminism Edit-a-Thon at Whittier College on Saturday, March 5!

Hoover Hall and Library at Whittier College
  • Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016
  • Time: 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Location: Whittier College Bonnie Bell Wardman Library ([1])
  • What to do: Create an Account with Wikipedia
  • What to bring: Your laptop, power adapter, and any reference materials you'd like to work from or share
  • Who should come: This meetup is open to anyone interested in improving Wikipedia's coverage of women and the arts (but also STEM, history, etc.). Beginners welcome!
    • We will be offering training for new editors at 1PM and as needed.
  • RSVP: Please RSVP using this form and by adding your name below
  • Volunteer: We will need volunteers to help facilitate and to circulate and assist editors. If you are an experienced Wikipedia editor and can assist others, please let us know in a note by your RSVP or in the Talk page. Thanks!
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  • History: Art+ Feminism
Art + Feminism Edit-a-Thon
at Whittier College
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When and Where
Date:Saturday, March 5, 2016
Time:12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Address:Wardman Library
Whittier College
7031 Founders Hill Rd.
City/State:Whittier, CA 90602

What to expect[edit]

Please join us for a fun, inclusive event that brings together diverse communities to create and improve Wikipedia articles related to women in the arts--art, architecture, design, landscape architecture, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) and related fields. 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 group together to celebrate women's cultural achievements. No Wikipedia editing experience necessary; as needed throughout the event, tutoring will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers.

If you are unfamiliar with Wikipedia, you might try this training module which will help explain a lot of things, including how to add your signature.

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.

Resources for editing[edit]

Resources for select artists can be found in this collaborative Google Doc.

Task list[edit]

You are welcome to choose something from this list or work on anything you like. You may consider cleaning up articles on more well-known women artists. 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.
For more ideas, see the Art + Feminism tasks list and WikiProject: Women Artists.
Please note: This is a crowdsourced list. You can help us by adding to it!

Articles Created[edit]

Articles Improved[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Participants - Sign Up Here![edit]

ArtAndFeminism 2014 in Chicago

Prior to the event:

  1. RSVP Here
  2. Do you have a Wikipedia User Name?
    No? Create a Wikipedia account
    Yes? Go to Step #3
  3. 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. AnitaConchita (talk) 22:57, 5 February 2016 (UTC) (Organizer)
  2. Natty1dread (talk) 17:25, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  3. Aidanchaidez (talk) 22:26, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  4. Wck000 (talk) 22:28, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  5. Marykat23 (talk) 22:29, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
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  7. Pattyjula (talk) 22:29, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  8. Ramer13 (talk) 22:37, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  9. Siduenas (talk) 22:37, 5 March 2016 (UTC)