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Wiki Warriors: Fighting Gender Bias with Wikipedia
 

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Wiki Warriors: Fighting Gender Bias with Wikipedia

Exhibit Code: WAL-1200
Zone: The Think Tank
Location: Wallace Library (WAL/005) - First Floor
Time: All Day
Appropriate for all ages? Yes

Description:
Did you know that only 16% of Wikipedia's editors are women? Gender bias affects both article content and coverage on Wikipedia and is often invisible to the casual visitor. Stop by to learn about how RIT has been addressing gender bias with its annual Women on Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and pick up some tips and information to get you started as a Wikipedia editor (aka Wikipedian)...then make your very first edit! No experience necessary.

Exhibitors:
Lara Nicosia, Wendy Way, Frances Andreu, Jennifer Freer, Isha Mehta, Chelsea Mountain, Rakshanda Jha, Kaylie McEntire

 

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