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March 11, 2017: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon at Minneapolis Central Library[edit]

Join us for communal updating of Wikipedia entries on art and feminism. People of all gender identities and expressions welcomed and encouraged to attend. No prior editing experience is necessary; training and resources will be provided. If you have a laptop, please bring it.

This edit-a-thon is presented in association with Art+Feminism.

Wikipedia Day 2019[edit]

Hi Folx--we now have an official MeetUp page for the Wikipedia Day event: We also have an FB event that I created: Let's move all of our conversation about the event, RSVPs, etc to the official MeetUp page--thanks!

Some of us in the Wikimedia Minnesota User Group (WikiMUG) have discussed having an informal gathering in a public place on Saturday, January 19 in celebration of Wikipedia Day. To get the discussion started, I propose it be in St. Paul or Minneapolis on the light rail line starting at 7 p.m. Looking for suggestions as to a place we could have a birthday cake. Please reply if interested. Jonathunder (talk) 22:05, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

I'm available that night, and fairly flexible on location. = paul2520 (talk) 01:13, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

The location and time are still being discussed through the Wikimedia Minnesota User Group (WikiMUG) mailing list, but the Common Roots Cafe at 2558 Lyndale Avenue South in Minneapolis has been proposed. The meeting room there seats 20. Please indicate potential interest so we know if that's enough space. Jonathunder (talk) 00:25, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Please advise what time. Rachel asked for 6PM. I plan to bring cake. Thank you. -SusanLesch (talk) 22:03, 20 December 2018 (UTC)
The room reservation starts at 6 and the venue has approved us bringing birthday cake. Many thanks. Jonathunder (talk) 22:35, 20 December 2018 (UTC)

Definitely going[edit]

  • I will most likely be there if there is no snowstorm. I vote for starting the event at 6 pm though—not everyone can attend late. RachelWex (talk) 01:57, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Plan to be there. Thanks. 6PM is fine. Should I bring a cake? -SusanLesch (talk) 15:07, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
Cake—or death. (Eddie Izzard joke.)
Cake, please.
  • Count me in! = paul2520 (talk) 15:33, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
  • I am planning to attend. UninvitedCompany 23:36, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
  • I'm planning to go Mgblck (talk) 21:12, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
  • I will be there.JLLurie (talk) 22:03, 14 January 2019 (UTC) —Preceding undated comment added 21:58, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Save a spot for my friend John. He might be gone by 6 though. -SusanLesch (talk) 01:22, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

Possible attendees[edit]

  • I'll see if I can make it! - BenFranske (talk) 01:08, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
  • I will most likely be there if I'm in town! Lashaull (talk) 17:15, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
  • I likely will not be able to make it, but possibly! Thanks for the invitation. Terasaface (talk) 17:04, 7 January 2019 (UTC)


Regrets....I have another engagement this evening and am sorry to miss it. Susan Sjacobsen1 (talk) 05:11, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

  •  :( Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 21:17, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

WALRUS call March 11[edit]

I will be joining the WALRUS call March 11 and happy to report any items for Minnesota members. Just let me know what you would like me to report for you if you are not in on the call. Susan Sjacobsen1 (talk) 17:11, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at Minneapolis Institute of Art on Saturday, March 9, 2019[edit]

Mary Cassatt, United States, 1844–1926, The Banjo Lesson (detail), 1894, Drypoint and aquatint before color, The William M. Ladd Collection Gift of Herschel V. Jones, 1916, P.4,956

Make new friends, have fun, and learn something new, while celebrating Women’s History Month through our Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.

Art+Feminism is an international campaign where people come together to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia. During the Edit-a-thon, we will be updating and creating Wikipedia articles on subjects related to gender, art, and feminism, with a focus on artists represented in Mia’s collection.

No Wikipedia experience necessary; 20 minutes training session at 12:15 p.m. for event newcomers. Library resources will be on hand. Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for articles. Features light refreshments.

Presented by the Library Affinity Group at Mia.

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm Friends Community Room & Library Reading Room, Target Wing Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneaoplis MN 55404

Register online or call 612.870.6323.

Enhanced programming at Minneapolis Institute of Art for Art+Feminism March 9. We are preceding the edit-a-thon with two films to give context to the theme of the campaign.


Free Films – Pillsbury Auditorium – Art History Film Series

Saturday, March 9

10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Join us for this special two-part film series. Both films are free and open to the public; no ticket required. Stay afterwards to contribute to the narrative of women in art history at Mia’s Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon.10:30 a.m.

Colored Frames

With concise interview segments and impressionistic video collages, Colored Frames is a documentary showcasing the works of Black artists, from the Civil Rights era to today, as well as their struggle for visibility and acceptance in the mainstream art world. The film explores the conversation of art and the Black experience and seeks to eliminate years of negative stereotyping and assumptions that come with images of Blackness in America. As legendary artist Benny Andrews puts it, Black artists seek to be included on the basis of quality, or excluded “on the basis that its not acceptable,” Andrews implores, “not because it’s Black.” Directed by Lerone D. Wilson, 2007. Runtime 56 minutes. English, Closed11:30 a.m.

!Women Art Revolution

An entertaining and revelatory “secret history” of Feminist Art, !Women Art Revolution deftly illuminates this under-explored movement through more than forty years of compiled conversations, observations, archival footage and works of visionary artists, historians, curators, and critics. Starting from its roots in 1960s antiwar and civil rights protests, the film details major developments in women’s art through the 1970s and explores how the tenacity and courage of these pioneering artists resulted in what is now widely regarded as the most significant art movement of the late 20th century. With a rousing score by Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein, !W.A.R. features artists like The Guerilla Girls, Yvonne Rainer, Judy Chicago, Marina Abramovic, Yoko Ono, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, and countless other groundbreaking figures in an intimate portrayal of their fight to break down barriers facing women both in the art world and society at large. Directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson, 2010. Runtime 83 minutes. English.

Sjacobsen1 (talk) 18:45, 7 March 2019 (UTC)