2023:Program/Community Initiatives/GZ3KUT-Art+Feminism Meetup
Title: Art+Feminism Meetup
Kira Wisniewski (she/her) is the Executive Director of Art+Feminism. Art+Feminism builds a community of activists that is committed to closing information gaps related to gender, feminism, and the arts, beginning with Wikipedia.
Room: Room 324
Start time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 12:45:00 +0800
End time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 13:15:00 +0800
Type: No (pretalx) session type id specified
Track: Community Initiatives
Submission state: confirmed
Duration: 30 minutes
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Presentation language: en
Abstract & description[edit source]
An opportunity to meet IRL with the Art+Feminism Community. Staff, regional leaders, and event organizers will all be at WIkimania. If you’re a long-time Art+Feminism community member or if our mission, vision, and values resonate with you
Mission: Art+Feminism builds a community of activists that is committed to closing information gaps related to gender, feminism, and the arts, beginning with Wikipedia.
Vision: Art+Feminism envisions an internet that reflects diverse global histories of art-making, where communities who have most often been written out of history feel welcome and empowered to participate in writing (and righting) our stories
▫ We believe in the power of the arts. We believe that art is fundamental to flourishing, open societies. ▫ We are a community of many feminisms. We believe in their collective power to challenge oppressive structures and create new, liberating ones. ▫ We create safer and braver spaces that are caring, equitable, pro-Black, queer and trans-affirming, intentional about accessibility and all-around anti-oppressive. We find joy in our community, knowing it will sustain us in our work. ▫ We commit to knowledge sharing and creation on a global scale, highlighting voices and stories which are often unheard. We also embrace our own learning and unlearning of knowledge so that we may dream of new ways of being and doing, individually and collectively.
Further details[edit source]
Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?
The session relates to the theme of diversity by highlighting the importance of addressing gender gaps and biases in Wikipedia, as well as celebrating the achievements and contributions of women artists from different cultures and backgrounds. The session also aims to increase the representation and participation of women and non-binary people in the Wikimedia movement, as well as other marginalized groups.
The session relates to the theme of collaboration by providing a space for Wikimedians to network, share experiences, and learn from each other. The session will also encourage participants to join or organize local Art+Feminism events in their own communities, as well as to collaborate with other Wikimedia affiliates and groups that support similar goals. The session will also showcase some of the best practices and tools for organizing successful edit-a-thons and engaging new editors.
The session relates to the theme of future by envisioning how the Art+Feminism project can continue to grow and evolve in the next years. The session will also explore how the Art+Feminism project can contribute to the broader social impact and advocacy of the Wikimedia movement, as well as how it can inspire other initiatives that promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in the digital sphere.
Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?
Everyone can participate in this session
Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?