Join us for the sixth annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art, and feminism. The edit-a-thon kicks off with a conversation exploring visibility and vulnerability, featuring writer and archivist Che Gossett, performance artist, writer, and educator Alok Vaid-Menon, and Simone Browne, an associate professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. The discussion is moderated by Danielle A. Jackson, a curatorial assistant in MoMA’s Department of Media and Performance. This event will be live-streamed.
The day will feature Gallery Sessions, a Wikimedia Photobooth hosted by Black Lunch Table, and breakout sessions on how to take care of yourself when dealing with racism and genderphobia on the Internet, and deleting or challenging Wikipedia articles. Communal editing tables will be hosted by AfroCROWD and POWarts. Tutorials for beginner Wikipedians, reference materials, childcare, and refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Please bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation.
Across the street, New York Public Library’s 53rd Street Branch will host Drag Queen Story Hour and offer a zine-making workshop. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome and encouraged to attend. This event is free, but please RSVP.
Programming at MoMA
10:00 a.m. Coffee and pastries
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Wikimedia photobooth hosted by Black Lunch Table, featuring photographer Laylah Amatullah Barrayn
10:30 a.m. Panel discussion
11:45 a.m. Wikipedia editing training
12:00–2:00 p.m. Lunch available
1:00 p.m. Wikipedia editing training
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Wikimedia photobooth hosted by Black Lunch Table, featuring photographer Andrea Cauthen
1:30 p.m. Gallery Session: Who Were the Modern Women Artists? Led by Tamara Kostianovsky
2:30 p.m. Breakout session: Boundary Work: How to take care of yourself when dealing with racism and genderphobia on the internet. Led by McKensie Mack
2:30 p.m. Wikipedia editing training
3:30 p.m. Breakout session: The Deletion Process: Challenging and Defending Articles on Wikipedia. Led by Michael Mandiberg
3:30 p.m. Breakout session: Mining the Feminist Archive: Tracing MoMA’s Hidden Histories of Women Teaching Artists. Led by Sara Torres
4:00 p.m. Wikipedia editing training
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Wikimedia photobooth hosted by Black Lunch Table, featuring Kay Hickman
5:00 p.m. Reception
Programming at the New York Public Library 53rd Street Branch (Community Room)
11:30 a.m. Drag Queen Story Hour (capacity limited to 45 families)
2:00–4:00 p.m. Zine making with the New York Tech Zine Fair. Led by Ritu Ghiya and Neta Bomani
What should I work on?
If you have one hour or less, attend a training session and learn more about editing Wikipedia.
If you have 90 minutes, attend a training session and add citations to an article in your area of expertise.
If you have two hours, attend a training session and add a well-cited paragraph to an article in your area of expertise.
If you are spending the day with us, draft a new article, gathering reliable sources and checking in with staff or volunteers to ensure that your article meets Wikipedia’s notability guidelines.
The editing-averse are welcome to stop by to show their support.
For childcare, please contact [email protected] by February 27, and let us know the first names and number of children requiring care, their ages, and what time you plan on attending.
We encourage attendees to bring reusable water bottles to help us reduce waste.
The 2019 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is led by Siân Evans, Jacqueline Mabey, McKensie Mack, Michael Mandiberg, and Melissa Tamani, in collaboration with AfroCROWD, Black Lunch Table, Women in Red, the Professional Organization for Women in the Arts (POWarts) and The Museum of Modern Art and with support from Qubit New Music, Inc. and Wikimedia NYC. Art+Feminism’s Regional Ambassadors are Mohammed Sadat Abdulai, Accra, Ghana; Stacey Allan, Los Angeles, California; Amber Berson, Montreal, Canada; Daniela Brugger, Basel, Switzerland; Marta Delatte, Barcelona, Spain; Dominique Eliane, Ivory Coast; Medhavi Gandhi, Chandigarh, India; Linden How, Portland, Portland, Oregon; Walaa Abdel Manaem, Cairo, Egypt; Amanda Meeks, Flagstaff, Arizona; Jessie Mi, Taiwan; Juliana Monteiro, São Paulo, Brazil; and Taryn Tomasello, Portland, Oregon.
The Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at The Museum of Modern Art is supported by The Modern Women’s Fund.
The Art + Feminism initiative is made possible by the Wikimedia Foundation.
Education at MoMA is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.