Wikipedia:Meetup/San Francisco/Art+Feminism@SFAI 2017

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SFAI / Art+Feminism Edit-A-Thon 2017
Dangerous Women (Blaze of Glory) by Divya Mehra // This artwork was produced for the inaugural Art+Feminism Call to Action Art Commission (2017)
When and Where
DateSaturday March 25th, 2017
AddressWalter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut Street Google maps view
City, StateSan Francisco, CA 94133
Hashtag#sfaieditAF Please include this hashtag in your edit summary so we can track outcomes in real time with Wikipedia Social Search

Art+Feminism is an international campaign to improve content on women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage female editorship and participation in the online encyclopedia. San Francisco Art Institute is hosting a special satellite edit-a-thon in the Walter and McBean Galleries, currently home to A Living Thing, an installation by the artist Mel Ziegler. Throughout its run, A Living Thing offers a sanctuary for conversations, performances, debate, and acts of solidarity and resistance—through an open mic during all gallery hours, and an open call to anyone in the local community who wishes to contribute to the life represented by the flag.

By taking this installation as its stage and platform, this event celebrates the “open mic” dimension of Wikipedia, and is a chance to put the diverse and specialized resources of the adjacent Anne Bremer Memorial Library to use as reference material for building up Wikipedia content on topics related to art and feminism.

On Saturday, March 25th, 2017, we will come together to share and grow knowledge about art, feminism, diversity, and Wikipedia; working together to improve articles and contribute to discussions relating to these topics.

People with no Wikipedia editing experience are welcome; there will be experienced editors who can help you get started and answer all of your questions. Experienced Wikipedians are also welcome to come learn more about contemporary art, contribute to Wikipedia, and help others to become involved.

Event details[edit]

  • Location: Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Date: Saturday, March 25th, 2017
  • Time: 1-5pm

If you can, please bring a laptop and power cord with you! Otherwise we will have a few available.

The SFAI / Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is organized by SFAI Exhibitions and Public Programs, led by Katie Hood Morgan, Assistant Curator and Exhibitions Manager, and Niki Korth (nikikana), Manager of Graduate Administration. Presented in collaboration with CODE (Committee on Diversity and Equity), SFAI Student Affairs, and SFAI Library and Archives, and with support from Bay Area Wikimedians.

Schedule (tentative)[edit]

We will begin with two short introductory presentations, of special interest to new editors, but you can stop by anytime during these hours and leave whenever you like. Experienced editors will be available throughout to help answer any questions for newcomers. Reference materials from the SFAI Library and refreshments will be available all day.

  • 1:00 PM-ish: Introductory presentations
    • Long-time Wikipedian Britta Gustafson (Dreamyshade) explains how and why to edit.
    • Wikipedia is big, and getting bigger with the help of editors like you. Mahmoud Hashemi will briefly introduce a few ready-made tools that enable experienced editors to organize their efforts and maximize their impact.
  • 1:45-4:30 PM: Work time!
    • 3:00-3:30 PM: Lightning talks in the upstairs gallery - open mic for short talks, conversations about Wiki life. (Or feel free to keep working downstairs).
  • 4:30 PM: Round-robin discussion on what we worked on, what we learned and what inspired us
  • 5:00 PM: End. Thank you for joining!

Who should attend[edit]

People of all gender identities and expressions. Please ask your fellow attendees for their pronouns of choice, and be aware of our Safe Space Policy. Children are welcome and SFAI and the organizers will support children, parents, and caregivers to the best of our ability. We ask all participants to be supportive of kids, parents, and caregivers wherever they are, as we do not discourage them from attending the event.

The Walter and McBean Galleries are accessible to wheelchair users. An accessible ramp is located at the main entrance on Chestnut Street between Jones and Leavenworth. Reserved disabled parking is available in our Francisco Street lot by prior arrangement. Please email to reserve or with any questions related to ADA accessibility.

What to bring[edit]

Please bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for articles that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support and learn about Wikipedia. If you do not already have a Wikipedia user account, please create one before you arrive (you can do so here). Please also take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Safe Space Policy

Participants - Sign Up Here![edit]

If you have a Wikipedia account, simply sign your name by typing four tildes "~~~~". If you don't have an account, just write your name below (though it is recommended that you create a user account in advance of the event - create one here!).

You can also mark yourself as "interested" or "going" on the Facebook event, to help you share the event with your friends.

Participants / Attendees[edit]

--Terri Cohn (talk) 17:37, 12 March 2017 (UTC) (will update user name)

Virtual / Remote participants[edit]

If you cannot join in person but would like to edit with us remotely, please sign below and also make sure to log in to our program page on Dashboard on the day of whilst you edit:

Getting here[edit]

Public Transportation[edit]

The 30 Stockton bus intersects with BART and many major bus and subway lines throughout the city. There is a bus stop at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Chestnut Street. The main entrance is 1.5 blocks up Chestnut Street. Visitors can also take the Embarcadero Trolley to the corner of Beach and Jones Streets. For more information please visit


SFAI is located in a residential neighborhood, and two-hour parking is available on all of the streets immediately surrounding the school. Parking is limited and public transportation is highly recommended. To plan a trip using public transportation, please visit

Suggested articles to create/improve[edit]

Feel free to add more to this list! Yes, you!

Galería de la Raza in San Francisco

Comprehensive lists of articles missing/needing improvement[edit]

Organizations, galleries, groups, institutions, and bars related to San Francisco[edit]

"Monument to the Unelected" by Nina Katchadourian


Artists - SFAI Faculty + Alumni[edit]

Articles to Improve

Articles to Create

(Art) education[edit]

Movements and types of art[edit]

These need more references, images (adding images is very helpful!), and assessment for accurate and balanced coverage of contributions from women artists

Intersection of feminism and art[edit]

Art History[edit]

Articles to Create

Past Meetup Articles[edit]

Links, Portals, Categories & Templates[edit]

Add and improve links to new and existing articles.

See also[edit]

Resources for Editing[edit]

General Wikipedia, how to edit resources[edit]

Art and Feminism, Gender Gap resources[edit]

GLAM resources[edit]

Articles created/improved[edit]

Please make sure to log in to Dashboard while you are editing and your edits will be automatically tracked. Following the event, we will update this section with details of the outcomes, as per that data.

New articles[edit]

Improved articles[edit]

Other improvements[edit]

New accounts[edit]


Stay connected - Projects + Local Meetups[edit]

  • WikiProject Women artists, a project dedicated to coverage of biographies of women artists and their works
  • Wikipedia:Meetup/San Francisco - information about the SF Bay Area Wikipedia community and other upcoming area events
  • Wikipedia:Meetup/San Francisco/Invite - add your name to this list to receive notifications about upcoming events in the SF Bay Area
  • Wiki Loves Monuments - information about the upcoming 2017 iteration of Wikimedia's annual public photo competition around cultural heritage monuments
    • Slides from the Wiki Loves Monuments presentation shared by LilyOfTheWest at the event can be found here!


A special Thank You to the Wikimedia Foundation for funding this event, and also the international Art+Feminism team for their support!