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International Women’s Day

Just For The Record presents a new installation![edit]

At the occasion of the International Women’s Day and the worldwide annual Art+Feminism events, join our discussion table, with books from the Muntpunt’s library about great women from all over the world!

People passing by will be invited to join the table, have an intro on the gender gap on Wikipedia and an editing demonstration. You will be able to create an account, and then if you want you can stay at the table, browse through the books, edit an article about an inspiring figure you would like to write about, talk with the people already around the table!

International Women’s Day

Learn and write about great women from all over the world!

Bring more diversity on Wikipedia

Just For The Record image for the International Women’s Day 2016.png

Event details[edit]

  • Venue: Muntpunt, Place de la Monnaie 6, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
  • Time: 12:00 – 18:00
  • Language: Dutch, English, French
  • Cost: Free
  • Participants: Open to anyone interested in this experience: beginners welcome! débutant(e)s bienvenu(e)s! beginners welkom! Experienced Wikipedia editors will be present and will share their knowledge in editing Wikipedia.
  • What to Bring: Attendees can bring their own laptops and power cords.
  • A temporary library will be set up by the participants who are invited to bring their books and digital documents to share with the others!

What can you do?[edit]

During the event, we invite you to contribute to Wikipedia and to the discussions around the gender gap on Wikipedia. You can edit an existing article to improve it, create a new one about a subject that doesn’t exist, but we also highly value the sharing of editing experiences, and ideas about what could make Wikipedia a more welcoming and colorful place!

Open questions:[edit]

Here are interrogations we would like to share with you:

  • if Wikipedia can be considered as a tool to re·write history, how would you like it to be written?
  • what is the influence the way we write on the representation of history and its main figures?
  • can writing ever be neutral?

Threads started during previous Just For The Record events:[edit]

Articles that need your help![edit]

Here is a list of lists identifying articles that could benefit from edits and expansion.

These lists mostly link to English Wikipedia, don’t forget your own language’s Wikipedia!

Who are your heroines? (please complete!)[edit]

Resources for editing[edit]

Articles improved[edit]

Alphabetical by first letter

  1. Kristien Hemmerechts -- Timmyshin (talk)
  2. bell hooks

Articles created[edit]

Alphabetical by first letter

  1. She's Beautiful When She's Angry -- Lfurter (talk)

External links[edit]

Participants - Sign Up Here![edit]

Sign here to help us learn more about how users interact with Wikipedia! If you sign up, we can observe how your username uses the Wikimedia projects during and after this event. This will help us to better measure the effectiveness of this event and similar programs. This means that your publicly available activity and the information you share with us during this event may be processed by the Wikimedia Foundation, Art+Feminism, and the organizers of the local event, and may be transferred to or from the US and other countries that may not have the same level of privacy regulation that your country does. However, we will not share your information with third parties or publicly unless it's in aggregated or anonymized form.
Prior to the event:

  1. Do you have a Wikipedia User Name?
    No? Create a Wikipedia account
    Yes? Go to Step #2
  2. 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. Romaine (talk) 10:56, 7 March 2016 (UTC)
  2. Loraine Lfurter (talk) 11:43, 7 March 2016 (UTC)
  3. Bibboy16 (talk) 11:59, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
  4. Inge Taha (talk) 12:25, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
  5. Joan Blondell (talk) 13:18, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
  6. SvenDK