Grants:Project/Rapid/Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (Montreal Edition 2017)

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Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Recruit new editors
  2. Add or improve content

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

This is a single edit-a-thon that occurs annually since 2014. It is a part of the wider Art+Feminism editathon network. 2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.

We have reached out to the media and are expecting significant coverage of the event, based on coverage from previous years in local and national newspapers and radio stations.

This event is organized by the Montréal Art+Feminism collective, in collaboration with Wikimédia Canada and with support from the Wikimedia Foundation and through the Art+Feminism platform. The event is part of the Mois international de la contribution francophone.

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

Benoit Rochon and Ha-Loan Phan will both be participating. Both work closely with Wikimedia.

4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

Training will be provided on a rolling basis throughout the day.

5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

The Grande Bibliothèque is a wheelchair-accessible venue, and there are accessible washrooms in the building. Childcare will be provided free of charge by reservation. All workshops and talks will be presented in English and French. We are committed to creating a safe space for all participants.  No Wikipedia editing experience necessary; tutoring will be provided throughout the event for Wikipedia newcomers. Female-identified editors are particularly encouraged to attend.

6. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

Workshop with Anne Goldenberg at 2 pm

Reading and Contributing to Wikipedia: Techno Feminist and Intersectional Perspectives

Wikipedia is the largest encyclopedia ever made; it is also the most consulted in the world.The democratic dimension of this project has long been hailed and criticized. For several years, researchers and activist have pointed to the imbalance of gender relations in the contribution to this encyclopedia. This workshop proposes an intersectional feminist approach to address the biases of Wikipedia. After a reflection on the reasons associated with those imbalances, we will learn to better read the pages, as well as ways to contribute. We will thus discover part of the functioning of this encyclopedia, and observe the mechanisms of discussion, validation and negotiation of contributions. We will discuss ways to make our contributions legitimate, regular and sustainable.

Anne Goldenberg is a feminist transdisciplinary researcher hacktivist and artist who likes to make visible, readable and malleable the processes of co-construction of knowledge. They introduces relational practices toward humans and technologies in digital arts and hacker culture and creates intimate spaces toward collective emancipation, mutual learning and process deepening.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. Number of events: 1
  2. Number of participants: expected 60
  3. Number of new editors: expected 45
  4. Number of articles created or improved: expected 25-30
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): expected 15


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

We will likely receive a small grant from Art+Feminism for childcare and food.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

We are looking for funding for training costs and for the workshop moderator. We are asking for 300$


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