Dear community:

Below you will find the report of activities of the month of June 2014 done
by the volunteers of Wikimedia Mexico. Please don't hesitate to get in
touch with us if you require extra information about this activities or
only to make some suggestions.

The report is also available on Spanish and English in our wiki:

<>* (Spanish)
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Kindly regards. On behalf our chapter.

Carmen Alcázar (User:Wotancito)
WMMX Secretary.


===Edit-a-thon at Museo Soumaya===

On June 6th, we performed our first Edit-a-thon in Museo Soumaya, a private
museographic institution belonging to Fundación Carlos Slim, at its Plaza
Carso venue, previously planned jointly with the museum's curators about
topics related to their collections.

As the first activity, the Wikimedia México community attendees received a
special backstage guided tour with the museum closed. At 10 a.m. we began
the edition marathon and a workshop for beginners attending the event who
do not have any previous experience in Wiki edition. The event was held at
the lobby of the museum, a plain and blank area surrounded by master
workshops as an exact replica of Michelangelo's Pietà and Rodin's Kiss,
plus murals by Mexican masters Rufino Tamayo and Diego Rivera. The event
generated awareness among the visitors of the museum, some of whom received
explanations offered b the volunteers of the Mexican chapter about the
activity we had been performing.

Wikimedia Mexico's volunteers, jointly with the museum, created 9 new
articles in Spanish Wikipedia and one in Wikivoyage. Rufino Tamayo's works
such as Naturaleza muertaand El día y la noche, or Edgar Degas's Woman
Bathing have now an article on the main Internet reference. This event was
actively supported by the director of the museum, Alfonso Miranda, as well
as by his research and outreach staff, who provided the information
necessary to give depth to the writing and verifiability. Officialy the
event ended at 3 pm, but some of the members of the chapter remained at the
museum discussing and improving the contents written with the support of
Soumaya staff until 10 pm.

This event was part of the GLAM initiative between the Mexican chapter and
Museo Soumaya.

Images on Wikimedia Commons [1]
Event on Spanish Wikipedia (with a list of edited articles) [2]
Social media posts and impact around the event on Storify [3]

===First Spanish Republican Exile Edit-a-thon===

Francisco Franco's dictatorship and the Civil War in Spain forced hundreds
of Spanish citizens to exile: they left their country as one of the
aftermaths of the persecution period. Nearly 220 thousand supporters of the
Second Republic left Spain to other countries such as Argentina and Mexico,
who welcomed him differently.

To mark the 75th anniversary of the arrival of Sinaia vessel to the Mexican
port of Veracruz, three Wikimedia chapters (Wikimedia Argentina, Wikimedia
Spain and Wikimedia Mexico) ran the First Spanish Republican Exile
Edit-a-thon of Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikisource about the
historical facts, biographies and testimonials related to this process.

The coordination of this event, performed under Iberocoop's initiative,
meant that the work would be done at different times on June 16th. Articles
were written in Spanish and Catalan. Several original texts and photographs
of documents of those years were downloaded to both Wikisource and Commons
either during the event or during the days following. The event was
simultaneously held at Centro Cultural de España en México, in Mexico City,
and at Casal de Catalunya in Buenos Aires, Argentina; editors from Spain
participated from their home computers in the Spanish territory.

Watch the video about the event in Mexico City. [4]
 Images and documents from Exile on Wikimedia Commons [5]
Event on Spanish Wikipedia (with a list of edited articles) [6]

===Campus Party 2014===

This year Campus Party took place in Zapopan, Jalisco in the metropolitan
area of Guadalajara, western Mexico. Wikimedia Mexico participated through
our members Alan Lazalde, Omar Sandoval and Salvador Alcántar. During the
event was diffused Wikimedia Mexico activities and sought new contacts
within the technological environment. Also the team gave two talks, one
about Wikipedia and other about Wikipedia Education Program in Mexico, but
also was given last minute talks within the event. Near 300 stickers of
Wikipedia and Wikimedia Mexico were distributed. Due to some acts of sexism
and misogyny occurred during the event, the chapter members demonstrate his
oppose against that kind of doings in technology events. The board of
Wikimedia Mexico drafted and approved a special position on the situation,
which was widely shared on social media.

===New GLAM friends on board===

Wikimedia Mexico has a new cultural partner: the Centro Cultural
Universitario Tlatelolco (CCUT), who belongs to the National Autonomous
University of Mexico (UNAM). This center, housed within a former venue of
the Foreign Affairs Secretariat of Mexico, is placed near the Plaza de las
Tres Culturas ("Square of the Three Cultures"), a place with a historical
richness due to the significative episodes occured here: it was a prominent
prehispanic city and the scenary of one of the final battles between the
Spanish and Aztec armies in 1521. In 1967, the Treaty of Tlatelolco was
signed here. On October 2, 1968, ten days before the start of the 1968
Summer Olympic Games, the plaza was the scene of the Tlatelolco massacre in
which more than 300 student protesters were killed by the army and police
who were trying to suppress the protests, and on September 19, 1985, the
zone was one of the more damaged areas as a consequence of the 1985 Mexico
City earthquake, causing a strong self-organization that led to future
civil organizations who led major changes in the democracy of the Mexican
capital. This cultural center is one of the most dynamic emerging venues in
recent years, hosting a wide range of cultural activities trough their
Artistic Linkage Unit as well four museums: Memorial del 68 (about 1968
events), Sala de Colecciones Universitarias, Museo de Sitio Tlatelolco
(related to the archaeological site next to the center) and Colección

This new alliance of the Mexican chapter adds to those previously made with
other two important cultural centers in the north of the historic downtown
of Mexico City, also leaders in their respective fields: the Museo
Universitario del Chopo and Biblioteca Vasconcelos, venue of Wikimania 2015.


Jun 2
Follow up meeting of the Wikipedia Education Program with the Instituto
Educación Media Superior del Distrito Federal.

Jun 3
​*Review of articles from Wikipedia Education Program in the class of the
teacher Monica Quijano, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, UNAM.

Jun 4
Review of articles from Wikipedia Education Program in the class of the
teacher Francisco Barrón, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, UNAM.

Jun 7
Moebius radio program 14/16: "Del gol de chilena a León Trotski" (From
bicycle kick to Leon Trotsky)
Editathon at the Soumaya Museum

Jun 9
Sign of Letter of Intention between Biblioteca Vasconcelos and Wikimedia
Meeting held by and between the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Mexico
to coordinate Wikimania 2015 tasks

Jun 10
Meeting with the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico, before the First
Editaton of Spanish Republican Exile in Mexico.

Jun 11
​*Tour for some hotels at Mexico City with Garfield Byrd and Ellie Young as
part of the organization of Wikimanía 2015. Meeting with Daniel Goldin,
head of Biblioteca Vasconcelos and sign of Letter of Intention between
library and Wikimedia Foundation.

June 14
Moebius program number 14/17 : "De Moctezuma Xocoyotzin a San Judas Tadeo"
(From Moctezuma Xocoyotzin to San Judas Tadeo)
First Editathon about the Spanish Republican Exile in Mexico

June 21
​*Moebius radio program, retransmission of 14/01 episode.

June 27
Wikipedia talk within Campus Party 2014
Wikimedia México's position about Campus Party 2014
​ [7]​

Participation in #CPMX5incluyente forum

June 28
Moebius radio program 14/18: "Del concretismo al berimbau" (From concrete
art to berimbau)
Wikipedia talk within Campus Party 2014
Wikipedia Essay Challenge in Campus Party (in Spanish)
Participation at Cumbre de Innovación Ciudadana e Innovación Iberoamérica
(Citizen Innovation and Iberoamerican Innovation Summit) within Campus
Party 2014

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