|March 8, 2013|
|3:00 pm||to||5:00 pm|
|March 9, 2013|
|1:00 pm||to||4:00 pm|
Celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month by teaching and encouraging our community members to become Wikipedians and by adding women to Wikipedia’s content.
Friday, March 8, 3-5 pm, Knight Library Browsing Room: Sarah Stierch, who trained as a fellow at the Wikimedia Foundation, will lead a Wikipedia editors’ workshop to help participants understand Wikipedia’s criteria for notability and the process for creating new entries or editing existing Wikipedia pages.
Saturday, March 9, 1-4 pm, 141 Allen Hall: This workshop will be devoted to putting our new skills to the test and creating Wikipedia entries on women from history, art, literature, music, education, politics, government, social movements, science, and technology, and more. Groups from around the world who are also engaged in this effort will join us live via Google hangouts.
If you can’t make the event, you can participate via Twitter on #fembotwiki or contact Iris Bull (email@example.com) for information about joining the Saturday Google+ hangout we’re hosting during the editing party.
For those of you who cannot attend the workshop on Friday from 3-5 pm, we will be live-streaming the workshop on the Fembot website here: http://fembotcollective.org/blog/2013/02/28/live-stream-write-women-into-wikipedia-workshop/. The video will be archived at that link to watch at any point following the workshop if you’d like to see it before the Saturday editing party or share the workshop with your classes.
Both events are free and open to the public. The events are sponsored by CSWS, the ASUO Women’s Center, the UO Libraries, and the School of Journalism and Communication.
For further information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow us on Twitter #fembotwiki. The CSWS Fembot Project produces the Fembot website.
- Eugene Register-Guard story: “Wiki women wanted for Web ‘edit-a-thon’ | An event hosted at the UO is part of a wider project to add more women’s perspectives into Wikipedia”
- Around the O story
- “Womenpedia,” Eugene Weekly story