Fembot Edit-A-thon

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Fembot, the University of Maryland Department of Women’s Studies, the University of Maryland Libraries, the LGBT Equity Center, and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, are hosting a two-day Wikipedia Edit-a-thon  to write women of color, trans, and/or non-conforming people and related organizations and ideas into Wikipedia.

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Please join Fembot and our partners for the 2018 Fembot Edit-a-thon! The Edit-A-thon will take place Friday and Saturday, March 9-10, from 10:30-4:00pm in McKeldin Library Rooms 6107 and 6103.  This Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon will contribute to the world of free and accessible knowledge, while at the same time working toward an anti-racist, gender inclusive history of everything within Wikipedia’s vast database.

More details about the event:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Fembot_Edit-a-Thon

Link to RSVP:

2018fembotwiki.splashthat.com

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Special Collections has created an exhibit case in the McKeldin Library foyer to showcase two new collections acquisitions that can be used for research in Hornbake Library. Both collections relate to the topics of the Edit-a-thon and celebrate Women’s History Month.

Posters from the Women’s March

The Women’s March on Washington Collection documents the protest that took place on January 21, 2017, to advocate for women’s rights, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, and many other issues.  This selection of signs from the collection highlights the protestors’ strongly held belief in the importance of women and people of color in American society, as well as a desire for equality, equity, and unity.

A. Lynn Bolles Papers

A. Lynn Bolles is Professor Emerita of the University of Maryland. She joined the Department of Women’s Studies in 1989 and is an affiliate faculty in Anthropology, African American Studies, American Studies, Comparative Literature, and the Latin American Studies Center. Her research focuses on women, organized labor, and gender relations in globalization particularly in the African Diaspora concentrating in the Caribbean, Latin America, and the US.

In the case is a poster from the Sistern Theatre Collective, a Jamaican community theatre group; a T-shirt that Bolles wore to show her support for Anita Hill during the Anita Hill – Clarence Thomas sexual harassment controversy; the cover of Black Issues in Higher Education (May 1999) where Bolles and other black feminist academics appeared on the cover.

Questions? Contact Liz Novara, Manuscripts Curator, enovara@umd.edu or Judy Markowitz, Women’s Studies Librarian judym@umd.edu

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