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Evening and workshop with Stuart Prior (Wikimedia UK) and Denise Norris (Accenture Operations).
Targeting marginalisation in academia, RCA Students of Unbias is teaming up to run a workshop on equality with Wikimedia and Denise Norris focusing on Women (Cis & Trans) / LGBTQIA+ experiences in IT and in information access online.
Unbias.cc is a creative commons project that continues to seek collaborative and like-minded supporters keen for systemic change and an egalitarian, inclusive culture to challenge western and androcentric hegemonies. As gender and race bias is a well-known problem within higher education, our ambition is to join forces with academics, activists, and web developers to improve ease of access to web-based information featuring women, people of colour, non-western origin and LGBTQIA+.
Our work is revolving around finding a multitude of functions to increase equality in representation and access to marginalised perspectives. A first proof-of-concept response to the issue at hand pioneered the Unbias plugin supported by Wikimedia.
4:00 - 4:10 Short introduction and welcome by Unbias, hosting the event, and a safe space policy brief.
4:10 - 5:00 Speakers Stuart Prior and Denise Norris presentations and a joint Q&A.
5:00 - 7:30 Workshops in groups according to skills and interest, with different focuses.
Elena Falomo leading a speculative session on ‘rethinking equality in information access - what else must be done/how can it be addressed differently?’
Stuart Prior leading a workshop ‘Editing Wikipedia: A guide to improving content on the online encyclopedia’ by using the Unbias format, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Unbias_Format
7:30 - 8:00 All reconvene and present their process and outcomes.
8:00 - 8.30 Thanks to all - stay for a chat!