Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/ArtAndFeminism Training Dec2014

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Art+Feminism | Train the Trainers | 8 Dec 2014

Intergenerational support at the 2014 Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon at Eyebeam in New York City

Wikipedia's gender trouble is well documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that only 8.5% of its contributors are female. 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. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.

The tools of change are in your hands. Art+Feminism is pleased to announce Train the Trainer, a series of workshops in advance of the second annual international Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. We will provide tutorials for both the beginner Wikipedian and the more experienced editor. Learn the best practices on writing entries that stick and how to facilitate the empowerment of your community. The first workshop will take place on Monday December 8, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York. Women, women-identified and male allies welcomed. Experienced editors please talk on our talk page to help co-facilitate. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP required; please do this on Eventbrite.

Organized by Siân Evans/Art Libraries Society of North America's Women and Art Special Interest Group, Dorothy Howard/Metropolitan New York Library Council, Jacqueline Mabey/failed projects, and Michael Mandiberg, with support from POWarts.


Check-in and refreshments from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. in room 4108; at 6:30 p.m. we will split up into labs for the workshop. You may be required to show identification to the security desk in the lobby to access the elevators to the room.
  • Cost: Free but RSVP Required. You will need to show ID to enter the Grad Center.
  • Participants: There will be two tracks, catering to total beginners as well as intermediate editors who attended the Nov. 27th event. Women, women-identified and male allies welcomed.
  • Registration: Please register on the Eventbrite listing.
  • Twitter Hashtag: #ArtAndFeminism
  • Beginner Lesson Plan: For reference, here is the beginner lesson plan we will run through.


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.