Wikipedia:Meetup/St. Louis/ArtAndFeminism 2017

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Washington University Art+Feminism Edit-A-Thon
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When and Where
DateTuesday, March 28, 2017
Time3:00 pm – 7:00 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.

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 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 and Registration[edit]

If possible, please register a Wikipedia account before the day of the event!

This year we are using Dashboard to record participation and articles edited.

External links[edit]