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Wikipedia's Gender Gap

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. Research by the Wikimedia Foundation determined that less than 15% of its contributors identify as female, which creates a great disparity in the popular online encyclopedia's content. We discuss what organizations in Kansas City and around the world are doing to fix this problem.

Guests:

  • Siko Bouterse is Director of Community Resources at the Wikimedia Foundation, which serves as Wikipedia’s support structure.
  • Paula Rose is involved with Art+Feminism, an group that organizes Wikipedia edit-a-thons worldwide.

If you want to get involved, You can attend a Wikipedia edit-a-thon this Saturday, March 28 from noon to 4:30 at the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library. It's free and open to women, women-identified, and women allies (that means you, guys!)

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