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Wikipedia Speaker Series: Information activism on Wikipedia
Date
2020-11-19
Main contributors
O'Neil, Erin; Wisniewski, Kira
Summary
How can editing Wikipedia be an act of social justice? WIRED has called Wikipedia the last best place on the Internet: “More than an encyclopedia, Wikipedia has become a community, a library, a constitution, an experiment, a political manifesto—the closest thing there is to an online public square.” And yet, the site has many flaws because it is built by flawed humans. Articles are missing critical context around colonialism, misogyny, and racism that is necessary to understand our culture and our future. How do we collectively rectify bias on the site?

In this video join Erin O’Neil, the University of Alberta Library's Wikipedian in Residence in conversation with Kira Wisniewski, executive director of Art + Feminism, to discuss her organization’s work in information activism and ponder how the future of Wikipedia is in our hands. 
Contributor
Severson, Sarah
Publisher
University of Alberta Library
Subject
Conference, Instruction
Genre
Talk
Language
English
License / Terms of Use
Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)
Collection
University of Alberta Library Open Resources
Unit
University of Alberta Library
Related Items
Wikipedia Speaker Series: Indigenizing Wikipedia; Wikipedia Speaker Series: Public accountability & transparency in Wikipedia