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Title: Exploring Equity on Wikipedia


Will Kent

Will Kent is the program manager of the Scholars and Scientists program at Wiki Education. He runs courses for subject-area experts, teaching them how to have an impact on Wikipedia. He also runs Wikidata courses to promote Wikidata, Wikidata tools, and share the impact of Wikidata projects in the world. He is passionate about equity, data quality, and growing the Wiki-community. You can find him on-wiki at Will (Wiki Ed).

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Type: Poster session

Track: Equity, Inclusion, and Community Health

Submission state: submitted

Duration: 5 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description

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This session will provide a walkthrough of a new tool developed by Wiki Education to identify equity content gaps on Wikidata queries. This tool was inspired by the Women in Red WikiProject and its intention is to encourage the creation of articles about individuals from underrepresented communities and populations.


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This video overview will walk viewers through a new equity tool developed by Wiki Education. Based on Women in Red's approach to identifying Wikipedia articles about women-identifying individuals from other language Wikipedias, this tool focuses on ethnicity, country of citizenship, sexual orientation, and other demographic variables to discover and address content gaps on Wikipedia. We hope this tool will encourage the community to edit more articles in this area, improve existing sourcing, and continue to meet the strict sourcing requirements around this sensitive set of data.

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Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

This tool exists to promote diversity on Wikipedia. Using Wikidata queries to show content gaps in English (or other language versions of) Wikipedia, we hope this tool will make creating and improving articles of underrepresented individuals easier on Wikipedia. By integrating it into the Dashboard, we hope future instructors will be able to more easily promote and engage with this kind of work.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Average knowledge about Wikimedia projects or activities

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Empty Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Tick Pre-recorded and available on demand