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Wikipedia: Art + Feminism

What is Art+Feminism?

Art+Feminism is a campaign improving coverage of cis and transgender women, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. From coffee shops and community centers to the largest museums and universities in the world, Art+Feminism is a do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others campaign teaching people of all gender identities and expressions to edit Wikipedia. Since 2014 Art+Feminism has hosted edit-a-thons and has gathered in 500+ events globally to create and improve thousands of Wikipedia pages.

Event Information

Join us! We'll provide tutorials for beginners, reference books and materials, and snacks! People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.​

  • Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
  • Time: noon-4 pm EST
  • Location: Allen Memorial Art Museum, East Gallery
  • Organizers: Allen Memorial Art Museum and Oberlin College Libraries
  • Who should attend: People of all gender identities and expressions. Please ask your fellow attendees for their pronouns of choice!
  • Hashtags: #artandfeminism #editingAF
  • What to bring: Your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation
  • ALSO: Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Safe Space/Brave Space Policy
  • One more thing!  Please complete our evaluation form after you participate.

Thanks for joining us!

Creating an Account

Advice on selecting your username:  Though you can choose to use your real name, as some Wikipedia editors do, you can also choose a pseudonym–Wikipedia does not require one one or the other. If you're completing a course assignment, remember that your professor and classmates will likely see your username (and know whose it is). Furthermore, anyone can look at a Wikipedia article's edit history and see the username of anyone who has edited the article. Consider if you want a username that reflects your personal identity.  Usernames that imply they are shared by multiple users are not recommended (e.g., GSFS101-ABC).

Want more advice?  Wikipedia's Username Policy has guidance for new users on how to choose.

Using the Dashboard (Getting credit for participating at Oberlin)

The Oberlin College Art+Feminism 2019 Dashboard allows us to track our group contributions to the Art+Feminism campaign.  All participants are requested to sign in before they begin editing.  Note:  students completing a course assignment are required to sign in--confirm with one of the organizers that you have successfully signed in so you can receive credit for your participation.  Oberlin's event is one of many such programs worldwide--follow everyone's collective impact on the Campaign Dashboard for Art+Feminism 2019!

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