Wikipedia & Activism: Addressing Untold Stories in the Encyclopedia
With over 6 million articles on English Wikipedia alone, and an estimated 52 million articles in 309 languages, Wikipedia is a well-established force in the world of free knowledge. But there are gaps on Wikipedia which reflect areas of structural inequality in society - in gender, race, and class. Dr Sara Thomas, Scotland Programme Coordinator for Wikimedia UK, will talk about how people in Scotland are telling untold stories of heritage and history through Wikipedia, and how you can raise up those voices and communities which have been left out by structures of power and privilege by becoming a Wikipedia editor.
Tuesday @ 1330-1430