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19 Sep
White Privilege in Information
Event Type

Trainings & Workshops


Research, Humanities, Diversity

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Staff, Alumni, Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs


University Unit
University Library System
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White Privilege in Information

Systemic structures of white privilege and power are embedded in American culture. Personal and institutional commitments to equity, diversity, and inclusion demand that we examine how these structures are present in scholarly communication and information systems. Topics introduced will be wide-ranging. Examples include what is ‘valid’ research inquiry, how information is described and categorized, how search algorithms are biased, digital redlining, what kind of stories are preserved, and how scholars of color are (not) cited. Join us for an examination and discussion of these issues and more. This is a joint presentation from the Teaching Center and the ULS. A light lunch will be served.

Thursday, September 19 at 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Hillman Library, G-49 Digital Scholarship Commons
3960 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.