Upcoming events celebrate women

Stierch will lead a free workshop March 8 (Matthew Roth, Wikimedia Foundation)
Stierch will lead a free workshop March 8 (Matthew Roth, Wikimedia Foundation)

Celebrate women – and learn how to become a Wikipedian while you’re at it.

The Center for the Study of Women in Society, the Fembot Project and the ASUO Women’s Center are hosting two free public events March 8 and 9 that celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month by teaching and encouraging community members to become Wikipedians and by adding women to Wikipedia content.

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. The event runs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 8, in the Knight Library Browsing Room.

Then, on Saturday, March 9, from 1 p.m. to 4 pm in 141 Allen Hall, a workshop will be devoted to creating Wikipedia entries on women from history, art, literature, music, education, politics and more. Groups from around the world who are also engaged in this effort will join live via Google hangouts.

For more information, contact csws@uoregon.edu.

- from UO Center for the Study of Women in Society