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.
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.
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 FebOne1960.com Blog, Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.
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