Dear Cascadian Wikimedians,
Hi! I recently joined the group and wanted to introduce myself: my name is
Luiza, I'm a library and information science grad student at the UW in
Seattle. Originally from Brazil, I have a background in Art Librarianship
and a particular interest in computer-supported collaboration tools (even
though my Wikipedia editing skills are still very rough).
I’m planning on organizing an Art+Feminism edit-a-thon at the UW in early
March (the 4th or the 11th, depending on confirmation of the location). As
a way to make the event salient to our community, the idea is to focus on
editing entries related to Indigenous art and Indigenous women artists. I’d
love to enlist your expertise in organizing the event and invite the group
to be an affiliated sponsor.
Please let me know if you are interested in getting involved. Any
suggestions and recommendations are more than welcome!
iSchool, University of Washington
wainer(a)uw.edu | (425) 219 6050
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From: Art + Feminism <info(a)artandfeminism.org>
Date: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 8:59 PM
Subject: [GLAM] Call for Participation: 2017 Art+Feminism Wikipedia
We are once again in the process of co-organizing the international
Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thons and we are writing to solicit your
participation. This could take the form of forwarding this call onto folks
you think would want to organize an event; sharing info about the project
on your social media channels; organizing your own edit-a-thon; or any
other way you can think to spread the word. Any and all participation is
*Call for Participation: 4th Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, March,
DON’T AGONIZE, ORGANIZE! The award winning, record breaking Art+Feminism
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is happening this March. Join us again or organize
for the first time to improve Wikipedia and affirm the importance of the
arts and intersectional feminisms. It matters more than ever as we face a
post-fact world, and what may follow. Email us at info(a)artandfeminism.org to
learn more about organizing an event.
Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify
as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the
practical effect of the disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of
female participation. Established in 2014, Art+Feminism Wikipedia
Edit-a-thon is a response to the gender gap in content and participation on
As the lead co-organizers of Art+Feminism, we’ve been deeply disturbed by
the sheer amount of fake news on social media, and its influence on the
recent US election. We believe this makes our work even more pressing. Now
more than ever we must gather together to improve Wikipedia and affirm work
of women, people of color, immigrants, the LGBTQIA+ community and other
Hold an Edit-a-thon at your local university, artist run center, museum,
community center, etc! Art+Feminism Edit-a-thons address content and
participation gaps by inviting people of all gender identities and
expressions to gather for communal updating of Wikipedia entries related to
art and feminism. The leadership collective supports Edit-a-thon organizers
by: providing an organizer’s kit
<http://www.artandfeminism.org/organizing-kit/> with suggested workflow,
promotional and training materials, and more; funding to defray the costs
of refreshments and childcare; and training and support.
The 2017 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at The Museum of Modern Art,
New York will take place on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Node events are
welcome to hold their event on this day or any other date in March, 2017
that makes sense for your community. To learn more and get involved,
contact the lead co-organizers via email: info(a)artandfeminism.org.
Siân Evans + Jacqueline Mabey + Michael Mandiberg
Siân Evans + Jacqueline Mabey + Michael Mandiberg
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How is the parking situation at UW? Is it expensive?
I'm bringing my car down for the day and was wondering if I could get an
all-day pass. If all else fails, I'll have to park-and-hide somewhere near
a bus line.
*Bruce Englehardt / SounderBruce*
I would like to get the word out about Editing as Activism: Black
WikiHistory Workshop and Edit-a-thon at UW Bothell to invite more
Wikipedians to participate and guide new editors.
Has anyone ever used Geonotice to automate talk page invitations? I am
puzzled by it. Is this is old news?
Would love a quick chat if anyone has advice on this or another useful
Also -- any know-how here on how to lift the IP cap for user account
Perhaps there will be a site visit from Cascadia Wikimedians to the
consultants' office this year, and perhaps we can invite them to join us at
the (usually) monthly Seattle meetups. (:
On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 7:38 PM, Katherine Maher <kmaher(a)wikimedia.org>
> Hi all,
> Last week's update was late, this one is early - the Foundation staff are
> together this week for the Developers Summit and All Hands meeting the next
> two days, so we'll be doing more stuff face to face, learning and sharing.
> So, with no further ado:
> As I mentioned in past updates, we have been working to identify the
> external experts which will serve as the Lead Architects for this process.
> I am very excited to introduce you to williamsworks
> williamsworks has more than a decade of experience working with
> nonprofits, companies, and philanthropists around the world. Their team is
> made up of folks with deep experience in philanthropy, communications,
> public policy, and global development. They are based out of Seattle, with
> a global team in places such as Nairobi and Berlin. We're going to be
> working with a dedicated team, including their founder, Whitney Williams,
> on this process.
> williamsworks will be responsible for coordinating all the various moving
> parts and needs of the strategy process. They'll be working closely with
> folks in the Foundation, community, and myself to help us identify the
> information we need and the conversations we need. They'll be leading us
> through parsing information and making decisions to help us arrive at a
> shared direction.
> To begin this work process, I'm delighted that they'll be joining us at
> this week's All Hands. They've been meeting with teams from across the
> Foundation today in order to get to know folks. Tomorrow and Friday they'll
> be here to listen and learn about our culture and mission.
> Over the past few weeks, we evaluated williamsworks among other candidates
> according criteria that reflects our needs as a movement. This included
> whether the candidate had created successful organizational or movement
> strategies before, whether they demonstrated a strong understanding of the
> need to build an inclusive process, and whether the candidate had
> international and nonprofit experience. (More specific criteria is outlined
> on Meta-Wiki.)
> The next step is building out and confirming the core team facilitating the
> work ahead. Please stay tuned to this list and the Movement Strategy Portal
> on Meta-Wiki for more details.
> PS. A version of this message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki:
>  http://williamsworks.com
>  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017
> Katherine Maher
> Wikimedia Foundation
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From: Pine W <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 5:42 PM
Subject: Re: Scheduling the January 2017 meeting for the US Wikimedians
To: "Wikimedians Active in Local Regions of the United States (WALRUS)" <
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Hello US Wikimedians,
Our meeting will be on Monday, January 30th at 6:30 PM Pacific / 9:30 PM
Eastern. The Zoom meeting info will be forthcoming.
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> Hi US Wikimedians,
> Happy 2017.
> Please participate in this Doodle poll to indicate your scheduling
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> A tentative meeting agenda is at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wik
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Note that there may be some updates.
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Board appointment to fill a vacant seat until next election (2017-01-01
through 2017-12-31 )
* Another Believer (continuing from 2016 board)
We have 2 remaining open seats on our board that may be appointed by the
other board members, or may be filled during the next regular election.
*President: Peaceray (continuing from 2016)
*Vice President: Benjamin Mako Hill (continuing from 2016)
*Treasurer: Brianhe (continuing from 2016)
Brianhe will act as the Secretary until we fill this role.
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Happy New Year!
I'd like to invite this group to be an affiliated sponsor of Editing as
Activism: Black History Month Wikipedia Workshop and Editing at University
of Washington-Bothell Feb. 22 and 23, 2017.
This exciting two-day event is being organized by the SocialJustice
Organizers <https://www.uwb.edu/sea/socialjustice/sjo> (Kimberly Michelle
Correa, lead organizer, is cc'd).
Please read below and let me know if you can participate. I will also start
a Seattle meetup page and connect with the Black WikiHistory Month events.
I created an outreach page here:
*Editing as Activism: Black History Month Wikipedia Workshop and
*Learn to Purposefully Edit Wikipedia*
February 22, 2017 ~3-4:30pm
Location: Activities and Recreation Center
This workshop gives you the critical tools you need to log on with purpose
and make edits that make a difference
Lead by Monika Sengul-Jones
*Black History Month Edit-a-thon*
February 23, 2017 3-6pm
Location: UW Bothell Common Grounds
Put your editing skills to work in a group editing session. Edit and/or
create pages that improve Wikipedia's coverage of Black history and
culture. All welcome. Novice editors encouraged to attend the Learn to
Purposefully Edit session on Feb. 22. Bring your laptops, power cords, and
books/articles to edit with.
All are welcome; this event is specifically geared towards the University
of Washington student and faculty community.
*Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion *
The organizers of this event are committed to diversity and inclusion. "At
the University of Washington Bothell, diversity is integral to excellence.
We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create
welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access,
opportunity and justice for all."
This event will incorporate the following
• Pronoun check-ins. Ensure the space is inclusive
• Kindness and respect. No racist, sexist, or hateful speech
• Reflexivity. Speak for ourselves and not for others