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Guerilla Skeptics of Wikipedia: An Evening with the Wikipediatricians!

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You supported the March for Science. Now what?

Susan Gerbic will be explaining why the answer is to join her project, Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW). She will explain why improving the pages for Science and Scientific Skepticism on the 10th most popular website improves education world-wide. GSoW works to support the people and organizations that do the research, write the books, organize the conferences and take the heat from the anti-science and paranormal world. GSoW gives them the best possible Wikipedia pages possible, while following all the rules of Wikipedia, in all languages possible.

The GSoW has had a large impact on education around the world since 2010. The GSoW has written and rewritten hundreds of Wikipedia pages, including Spontaneous Human Combustion, Facilitated Communication, Steven Novella, Harriet Hall, Thomas Bopp, Jerry Andras, Ray Hyman, The Blue Whale game, Baby Train, Choking Doberman and many more.

Affectionately called the Wikipediatrician, Susan Gerbic is the cofounder of Monterey County Skeptics and a self-proclaimed skeptical junkie. Susan is also founder of the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW) project. She is a frequent contributor to Skeptical Inquirer (CSICOP) and Skepticality Podcast. She is the winner of the CSI In the Trenches Award from 2012, James Randi Award for Skepticism in the Public Interest 2013. She became a Scientific and Technical Consultant for CSI in 2015 and a CSI Fellow in 2017. Susan was awarded the James Randi Prize for 2017. In 2018, Susan founded and manages About Time a non-profit organization focusing on scientific skepticism and activism.

NOTE: This event does not yet have a location--suggestions welcome. Susan will be lecturing in around the Pacific Northwest the end of July, including (hopefully) Kitsap, Seattle, Vancouver, and Portland, so keep eyes peeled for surrounding dates if you can't make this one.