Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center to host 2nd annual Wikipedia APA in September


On Wednesday, September 2nd, I’m going to #WikiAPA at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, to participate in an evening of Wikipedia editing, dedicated to creating, updating, and improving articles about Asian Pacific American art and artists.

Hosted at The Museum of Modern Art in collaboration with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Wikimedia NYC, this meetup will focus on unearthing information about our creatively-rich community that has historically been overlooked. It is dedicated to increasing the presence of cultural, historic, and artistic information on Wikipedia pertaining to Asian Pacific American (“APA”) experiences.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. Bring your laptop and power cord; they’ll provide research resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

Admission to the edit-a-thon is free, but please RSVP.

RSVP on Eventbrite: Eventbrite
RSVP on Wikipedia: Wikipedia APA Editathon
  • Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2015
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
  • Location: 4 West 54th Street, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Research Building at the Museum of Modern Art.
  • Please note that this entrance is 1 block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue
  • Subway: NYCS-bull-trans-E.svg or NYCS-bull-trans-M.svg to Fifth Avenue / 53rd Street
  • Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M7, M10, M20, M50, and M104 buses
  • What to bring: A laptop. We will help you access the museum’s wireless network
  • RSVP: Eventbrite
  • Etherpad: Smithsonian APA 2015 NYC

The event kicks off a month-long series of #WikiAPA meetups across the U.S. hosted by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, in New York City (9/2), Washington DC (9/4), Los Angeles (9/13), Seattle (9/17), Oakland (9/18), Bangkok (9/26), Chicago (9/29), San Diego (9/30) as well as remotely, with participants taking part from all throughout the world.

For more information about the #WikiAPA series, please visit Smithsonian APA – Wiki or follow #WikiAPA on Twitter.


Check out the #WikiAPA in the city near you.

Washington, DC

Los Angeles / Pasadena



Click here to RSVP for  Chicago’s #WikiAPA on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

San Diego

Global Campaign: Asia


Lia Chang

Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Blog, Jade Magazine and

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