Local Events Honor Intl. Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is Saturday, March 8, and events in the Eugene area welcome writers, rockers, artists, healers and more to celebrate this day and Women’s History Month.

Sarah Stierch, a scholar from the University of California, Berkeley Center for New Media, will be conducting a workshop for “Writing Women into Wikipedia.” The event will be held from 3 to 5 pm Friday at 221 Allen Hall on the UO campus and will be streamed live on the Fembot Collective website. The workshop is for those who want to learn how to edit content on Wikipedia and those interested are encouraged to join groups from 1 to 4 pm on Saturday to contribute entries on feminist figures. Sign up for the workshop at http://wkly.ws/1p4.

Passionflower, a flower and gift shop at 123 E. Broadway, will feature photos and stories of 50 disabled women activists from around the world from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday as part of First Friday ArtWalk. There will be a short discussion at 6 pm with Mobility International, the organization that has helped make the event possible.

An array of blues musicians will play for Eugene Women in the Blues at 6 pm Saturday at Cozmic, 199 W. 8th Ave. The musicians include Deb Cleveland, Gaye Lee Russell and Joanne Broh, all previous winners of the Rainy Day Blues Society’s Rooster Award for “Best Female Blues Vocalist.” The show will benefit Womenspace, an agency that prevents domestic violence in intimate partner relationships in Lane County and supports survivors in claiming personal power. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12-$20 sliding scale at the door.

More events related to women and International Women’s Day can be found in Activist Alert this week.