Wikipedia:Meetup/St. Louis/ArtAndFeminism 2017
|When and Where|
|Date||Tuesday, March 28, 2017|
|Time||3:00 pm – 7:00 pm|
|Address||Kranzberg Art and Architecture Library|
Washington University Libraries
Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive
|City, State||St. 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.)
- Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
- Time: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
- Location: Kranzberg Art and Architecture Library, Washington University Libraries, Washington University in St. Louis, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130
- Cost: Free!
- Please bring a laptop if possible. There will be a limited number of computers available.
What to expect
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
- Art+Feminism Editor Resources
- Writing Wikipedia Pages for Notable Women in Computing applicable to any biography writing
- Wikipedia markup cheatsheet
- Gender gap resources.
- Art+Feminism Beginner Training Videos
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
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.
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