Yet another way to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month... edit a Wikipedia article?
For better or for worse, Wikipedia is often the first site many people go to for info online, but it's been well documented that Wikipedia editors are overwhelmingly young, white and male. The Asian Pacific American Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, happening May 10, is an interesting effort to get our diverse AAPI community to have a voice and presence on one of the most widely-used resources in the world for general information.
Wikipedia APA is a physical event going down this Saturday in several cities across the United States. You're invited to take part. Whether you're a seasoned Wikipedian, an APA studies scholar, or completely new to all of this, your voice is needed to add to the presence of cultural, historic, and artistic information on Wikipedia about Asian Pacific American (APA) experiences.
Here are some more details:
Asian Pacific American Wikipedia Edit-a-thonFor further information, visit the Smithsonian APA Center website, and check out the Facebook event.
Our piece of the puzzle.
We’re thrilled to invite you to Wikipedia APA, an editing event for enriching the presence of cultural, historic, and artistic information on Wikipedia about Asian Pacific American (APA) experiences.
The first Wikipedia edit-a-thon dedicated to APA content, this project will occur as physical events on May 10, 2014 in New York City and Washington DC, as well as by proxy with participants taking part from all throughout the world.
New York (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.):
Coalition for Queens
31-00 47th Avenue, #1105
Long Island City, NY
Washington DC (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.):
Smithsonian American Art Museum
MacMillan Education Center
8th and F NW
Los Angeles (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.):
Junipero Serra Library
4607 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA
Austin (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.):
Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Rd