Wikipedia:Meetup/St. Louis/ArtAndFeminism 2016

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Washington University Art+Feminism Edit-A-Thon
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When and Where
DateSaturday, March 5, 2016
Time12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
AddressKranzberg Art and Architecture Library
Washington University Libraries
Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive
City, StateSt. Louis, MO 63130

Please join us for a fun, inclusive one-day event that brings together diverse communities to create and improve Wikipedia articles related to women in the arts. 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 women and allies together to celebrate women's cultural achievements and discuss openly ongoing challenges caused by structural sexism. (Learn more about the gender gap at WikiProject Women. More about Art+Feminism campaign on their page.)

This event is hosted by Washington University Libraries and Women in Architecture and Design of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. It is free and open to the community.

A licensed childcare provider will be on site 1-5pm. We have limited capacity, so call to confirm before arrival: (314) 935-5268

Event information[edit]

The library is located on the ground floor of the Kemper Art Museum. See Directions and Parking and Accessibility on the website.

What to expect[edit]

No Wikipedia editing experience necessary; as needed throughout the event, tutoring will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers. Women editors, especially women of color and diverse gender expression, are particularly encouraged to attend. If you are unfamiliar with Wikipedia, you can get a head start with this this training module.

Resources for editing[edit]


Suggested articles for editing[edit]

This is a crowd-sourced list. Please help us by adding appropriate articles

Several of these artists are featured in the collections at Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

See also:

Suggested tasks[edit]

Work on improving existing articles before starting a new page.

  • add wikilinks to orphaned articles to build stronger connections between articles
  • clarify language and remove sexist phrasings
  • add sources! If you find a good source but aren't sure how to add it into the text, include it in external resources or on the talk page for other editors to use

use #artandfeminism on social media to connect with edit-a-thons around the world! see #‎noweditingaf‬ for what's being edited.

Articles created/improved[edit]

Articles that participants have created or worked to improve.

  1.   Nell Brinkley by Wustlad (talk) 19:54, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  2.   Elenore Abbott by Wustlad (talk) 19:54, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  3.   Sabrina Gschwandtner by Rmarieve (talk) 19:56, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  4.   Anna Whelan Betts by Wustlad (talk) 20:26, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  5.   Cat Mazza by Rmarieve (talk) 20:27, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  6.   Harriet Morrison Irwin added information and citations about her education and book Wustlja (talk) 20:31, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  7.   Women's Library and Information Centre Foundation added section on funding aj (talk) 20:48, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  8.   Leila Aboulela by Winterswept (talk) 20:53, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  9.   The Translator by Winterswept (talk) 20:53, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  10.   Fadia Faqir Included Faqir in categories for Jordanian women writers and Jordanian writers by Winterswept (talk) 20:53, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  11.   Elizabeth Crawford (painter) Liutuotony (talk) 21:12, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  12.   The Translator by Winterswept (talk) 20:53, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  13.   Harriet Morrison Irwin by John.patangan (talk) 21:15, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  14.   Lilian Bridgman by John.patangan (talk) 21:16, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  15.   Elisabeth Coit by John.patangan (talk) 21:17, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  16.   Sophia Hayden Bennett added information and citation about her career and prize Wustlja (talk) 21:41, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  17.   Margaret Fulton Spencer by John.patangan (talk) 21:46, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  18.   Katharine Budd by John.patangan (talk) 21:57, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  19.   Carol Rusche Bentel by Liutuotony (talk) 22:05, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

External links[edit]

Participants - Sign Up Here![edit]

Prior to the event:

  1. You are welcome to RSVP on the Facebook event page
  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. I can't make it, but hope to meet y'all at another event, or next year! —Verbistheword (talk) 17:30, 22 February 2016 (UTC)


  1. Wustl ajr (talk) 17:59, 7 January 2016 (UTC) (co-organizer and facilitator)
  2. Will try to attend. Will be unable to attend in person. I will be available to answer messages on my talk page and if one of the organizers wold like to contact me via email (link on my talk page) I will give you contact information so you can be in touch by phone or text. I'll be happy to help all day, I just won't be able to travel to the venue. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  (User:Wtwilson3)  — 22:38, 7 January 2016 (UTC) Updated 2/28/2016
  3. Looks interesting. How can I help spread the word? Ckoerner (talk) 19:44, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
  4. Wustlja (talk) 16:39, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
  5. Jbull991 (talk) 17:30, 17 February 2016 (UTC)
  6. Rmarieve (talk) 20:49, 22 February 2016 (UTC)
  7. Slchristiansen (talk) 01:51, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  8. Wustlad (talk) 16:15, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  9. Fzscout (talk) 18:26, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  10. Liutuotony (talk) 18:27, 5 March 2016 (UTC)Liu, Tuo
  11. Winterswept (talk) 18:27, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  12. Esugar4052 (talk) 18:27, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  13. John.patangan (talk) 18:36, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  14. YulinPeng (talk) 18:42, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  15. Rja227 (talk) 22:30, 5 March 2016 (UTC)