Closing the Gaps: A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for Diversity and Inclusion

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
When: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: DML 241 - USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study

    people at computers Wikipedia’s content and contributors remain sorely unrepresentative of the world’s diversity. Drop in throughout this event to contribute information to fill this gap. Speakers Safiya U. Noble (Professor of Communication, USC) and Sarah T. Roberts (Professor of Information Studies, UCLA) will frame our activities by talking about historical and algorithmic biases in information systems. All skill levels welcome! We’ll provide editing tutorials, reference materials, topics, and lunch!

    RSVP is not necessary, but if you want to be reminded of the event, sign up here.

     

    Please make sure to create a Wikipedia account before the event: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:CreateAccount?returnto=Wikipedia:W...  

    (Wikipedia limits the number of accounts that can be created in a 24 hour period from a single IP -- so please help us prepare for this event by creating your account in advance!)  

    Organized by the USC Libraries Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group (Elizabeth Galoozis, Karen Howell, Katherine Kapsidelis, Marje Schuetze-Coburn, and Ruth Wallach).

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