Wikipedia Parties

In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, Fembot and CSWS will host events on Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9, to write women into Wikipedia.

On Friday, March 8, Sarah Stierch will be at the University of Oregon to conduct a Wikipedia Workshop for undergraduates, faculty members, and graduate students interested in learning how to contribute and edit content on Wikipedia. This workshop will be held from 3-5 p.m. in the Browsing Room in Knight Library.

On Saturday, March 9, groups will convene to put their new skills to the test and contribute entries on feminist figures (from history, art, literature, politics, government, social movements, science, and technology) to Wikipedia. This event will be held from 1-4 p.m. in Allen 141.

Sarah Stierch has offered to help others from our Fembot community connect with their local Wikipedians to organize their own Wikipedia parties. If you’re interested in hosting your own Wikipedia event, contact us and we’ll share resources, as well as connect you with Sarah, who can help you find your local expert. You can also apply for chapters or WMF small event funding to put toward organizing your event!

Many thanks to our sponsors: The Center for the Study of Women in Society, ASUO Women’s Center, and the UO Libraries Digital Scholarship Center.

For more information about Fembot, please visit our website: http://fembotcollective.org/

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About cstabile

Carol Stabile is a founding member of Fembot , an online collaboration of scholars conducting research on gender, new media, and technology. She teaches at the University of Oregon.
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