Addressing Racism and Sexism in Wikipedia: A Panel Discussion

Presentation | February 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Victoria Robinson, American Cultures Center, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women's Studies; Juana Maria Rodriguez, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, and Performance Studies; Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC Research

 Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs

Though Wikipedia has in many ways democratized the information landscape, racial and gender bias in Wikipedia is well-documented. The alarming lack of women editors and editors of color has resulted in both biased and absent information in one of the most important collective knowledge repositories.

Panelists: Merrilee Proffitt, Victoria Robinson, Juana Maria Rodriguez

Consider participating in the Library's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Tuesday, March 5 between 12-5pm in 405 Moffitt Library. For more information:, 510-642-6480