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#WikiAPA on May 10 was amazing!!!!!

Check out our wrap-up of the day’s events!

We’ll follow up soon with a toolkit, mini-doc, and more resources so you can organize a #WikiAPA of your own!


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.

Washington, DC: aam-logoSmithsonian American Art Museum
MacMillan Education Center
8th and F NW
Washington DC
11:30am – 5pm
meetup-logo

New York, NY: C4Q_logoCoalition for Queens
31-00 47th Avenue, #1105
Long Island City, NY
10am – 5pm

Austin, TX:
aarc
Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Rd
Austin, TX
9am – 3pm

Los Angeles, CA: LAPLJunipero Serra Library
4607 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA
10am – 4pm

San Diego, CA:
ucsd
UC San Diego
Geisel Library, Room 276
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA
10am – 1pm
More info


Why Wiki?

Wikipedia is one of the most widely-used resources in the world for general information.  The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center is a national resource for discovering the consequence and complexity of Asian Pacific American history, art and culture – we believe in knowledge and learning for all. 

What else?

On February 27, 2013, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center opened the exhibition Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation and we want to go beyond enriching knowledge through an exhibition to enriching knowledge online. 

We are are committed to enriching the appreciation of  America’s Asian Pacific heritages and to empowering Asian Pacific Americans in their sense of national culture in online and offline spaces. 

The richness of Asian Pacific American remains incomplete in both spaces.  

Let’s change that.


How do Wiki events work?

Wikipedia edit-a-thons can occur in a variety of settings, including classrooms, community centers, and co-working spaces. Participants include expert Wikipedians, as well as folks who are editing for the first time.

Check out this great video about Wikipedia’s Art+Feminism meetup, one of the projects that inspired #WikiAPA!

More details about Asian Pacific American Wikipedia content on the WikiAPA Meetup Page


How to join

Whether you’re a seasoned Wikipedian, an APA studies scholar, or completely new to all of this, your voice is needed! There are a few ways to participate.

Remember, Wikipedia is a tool for and by the people – all levels of experiences are vital.


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Attend an edit-a-thon on May 10, 2014

Join us in person or log in from home! Especially if you’ve never tried your hand at editing Wikipedia, our live events will be a great place to get your bearings. You might find a new passion!

Washington, DC: aam-logoSmithsonian American Art Museum
MacMillan Education Center
8th and F NW
Washington DC
11:30am – 5pm
meetup-logo

New York, NY: C4Q_logoCoalition for Queens
31-00 47th Avenue, #1105
Long Island City, NY
10am – 5pm

Austin, TX:
aarc
Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Rd
Austin, TX
9am – 3pm

Los Angeles, CA: LAPLJunipero Serra Library
4607 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA
10am – 4pm

San Diego, CA:
ucsd
UC San Diego
Geisel Library, Room 276
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA
10am – 1pm
More info

Wherever you are: The cool thing about a Wikipedia edit-a-thon? You can do it at home in your  jammies!

More details to come, but let us know if you’re interested so we can update you!

How would you like to participate?

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Host a local edit-a-thon on May 10, 2014

We’re hosting our events in DC & NYC, but would love to see events pop up throughout the country!

While we’ll leave it up to you as to how you’d like your event to run, we can provide support with guidelines, promotion, and help tapping into your local Wikipedia community.

If you’re interested, just contact our Curator of Digital Emerging Media, Adriel Luis at LuisA@si.edu


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Share what you know

Are you an expert in Hmong American artists in Minneapolis? Do you have massive amounts of insight on military families in American Samoa? Or maybe just loads of knowledge from old ethnic studies classes you’re waiting to flex? We’d love to hear from you!

If you have links to trusted resources that you’d like to put on our radar (books, newspaper articles, media such as photos and film), we can use them to locate Wikipedia entries that need editing or expansion.

While digitized sources that we can access online during the event would be ideal, we know there’s lots out there that hasn’t been uploaded. Even if there’s bits of trivia you’d like us to explore, they can help point us in the right direction! Share with us via this page’s comments, or Tweet them to @SmithsonianAPA with #WikiAPA  


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Share what you want to know

Have you had trouble finding information about a particular topic on Wikipedia? Put it on our to-do list for articles to edit at our event!


Spread the word

Let your friends know that there’s a movement stirring to update Wikipedia content around APA history and culture!

Click below to send a Tweet about #WikiAPA

Tweet: On May 10, join @SmithsonianAPA's #WikiAPA to update Asian Pacific American content on #Wikipedia! http://ctt.ec/No3r_+

Download and share this nifty graphic!

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More questions?

Shoot an email to our Wikipedia coordinator Jenny Ye and you’ll get some help ASAP!


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