March is Women's History Month and to celebrate, Fembot, in collaboration with ASUO Women's Center, the Center for the Study of Women in Society, the School of Journalism and Communication, and the UO Libraries will be hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon at the University of Oregon on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Remote participants are also welcome.
As a part of WikiWomen's History Month, this event is one of many around the world that aims to engage more women to edit Wikipedia, and to improve coverage about women's history on Wikipedia. This event will be facilitated by User:SarahStierch.
- Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014
- Time: 1–4pm
- Venue: Allen 221 at the University of Oregon campus, Eugene, Oregon
- Cost: Free, of course!
- Twitter hashtag: #fembotwiki
- Participants: This event is open to anyone interested in improving women's history coverage on Wikipedia. No wiki editing experience is necessary, support will be on hand to help you out! Female editors are specifically encouraged to attend. Can't be there the whole time? No problem, join us as long or as little as you can.
- Details: Participants should bring their own laptop and power cords. Light food and drinks will be provided.
- Registration: Please RSVP below
Sign up to participate
- SarahStierch (talk) 16:56, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
- Thebrycepeake (talk) 17:48, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
- Valfontis (talk) 20:51, 19 February 2014 (UTC) I don't have a laptop, but I can certainly kibbitz!
- Thrilled to attend, assuming no work/schedule conflict! --Another Believer (Talk) 20:54, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
- Saltandpepperson (talk) 23:09, 19 February 2014 (UTC) Looking forward to attending this event again!
- Jonesey95 may be able to stop by to offer technical assistance with markup and referencing. [Sorry, couldn't make it. Hope it was fun.]
- cforell a complete beginner
- castabile (talk)
- A. Barstow Connor (talk) 15:12, 26 February 2014 (UTC) also a complete beginner (at Wikipedia, in any case)
- Julmagu another complete beginner
- Leon Trotsky1879 (talk) 21:24, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
If you cannot make it to the University of Oregon in person, but would still like to participate, you are more than welcome to do so remotely. Sign up below, and please add any outcomes below. We will have Google Hangout set up so you can "drop by" and say hi. Please email sarahsarahstierch.com to "drop by." Be sure to use the Twitter hashtag #Wikiwomen and share your work.
- Rosiestep (talk) 22:27, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
Suggested content for improvement
Please add your suggestions here! Women focused subjects please, from around the world!
- Elizabeth A. Sackler, arts patron, founder of the Sackler Center for Feminist Art ()
- Amber Case
- Tsin-is-tun (Jennie Michel), Clatsop Indian woman ()
- Oregon Historic Sites Database has a group name: Women's History Sites
- Barbara K. Byrd, State Secretary of the Oregon AFL-CIO ()
- Julia Ruuttila, Portland journalist and activist ()
- Grace Wick, actvist ()
- Mary Jane Spurlin, Oregon's first woman judge (1926)
- Violet Virginia "Pinky" Smith, first woman jockey to race against men (Portland Meadows, 1969)
- Eslanda Cordoza Goode Robeson, chemist, author, activist
- Dolores Margaret Richard Spikes, mathematician and university president
- Margarite Thomas Williams, first African American Ph.D in geology and educator
- Adame Ba Konaré, former first lady of Mali and history professor
- Julie Green, artist with exhibition at JSMA
- Rae Selling Berry (1881-1976), see Berry Botanic Garden (redirect?)
- Beatrice Morrow Cannady, still needs expansion
- Barbara Fealy, landscape architect
- Dorothy Anne Hobson, need to add her and Valsetz Star to Valsetz article
- Julia Christianson Hoffman (1856-1934) of the Oregon College of Art & Craft, and daughter Margery Hoffman Smith
- LaVerne Krause, Eugene artist
- Bethenia Angelina Owens-Adair (1840-1926), Oregon's first female doctor, needs expansion
- Hallie Parrish Hinges (1868-1950) from Salem, soprano, the "Oregon Nightingale"
- Denmo Ibrahim, playwright
This is where we will put our article successes during and after the event!