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On 10 May 2014, Wikimedia DC held the Asian Pacific American 2014 edit-o-thon to increase the awareness of articles about Asian Americans.

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center invites you to attend "Wikipedia APA," an editathon for cultural presence. Main public announcement here.

We’re thrilled to invite you to Wikipedia APA, an editing event for improving and increasing the presence of cultural, historic, and artistic information on Wikipedia pertaining to Asian Pacific American (APA) experiences. The first Wikipedia editathon dedicated to APA content, this project will occur as physical events on May 10, 2014 in New York City, Washington DC, and Los Angeles, as well as by proxy, with participants taking part from all throughout the world.

While there is a respectable amount of information currently in the encyclopedia for commonly-known APA topics such as the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Japanese American Internment, and the Model Minority Myth, less information exists online about communities and experiences that have been historically marginalized. As presence on resources like Wikipedia becomes not only a tool for learning, but also a signal of cultural significance, the time is right for us to advocate for a more complete APA narrative.

With the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s recent opening of the exhibition Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation, we are underlining a commitment to exploring stories that have traditionally been left untold—particularly around Americans whose identities include South Asian, Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander, multi-heritage, women, and LGBTQ. Incidentally, these vital APA narratives are dispersed and incomplete on Wikipedia.

Let’s change that.

Saturday, May 10, 2014
NYC - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
DC - 11:30 am - 5:00 pm EST
LA - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PST
Everyone of all ages is welcome to attend, regardless of experience. We are happy to teach you the basics of editing Wikipedia!

New York Location

Coalition for Queens
31-00 47th Avenue #1105
Long Island City, NYC
10am - 5pm

Washington DC Location

MacMillan Education Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F Streets NW, Washington, DC (view map)
11:30am - 5pm

Los Angeles Location

Los Angeles Public Library - Junipero Serra Branch
4607 S. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90037
10am - 4pm

San Diego / La Jolla Location

University of California, San Diego – Geisel Library, Room 276
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA (view map)
10am – 12pm

Austin Location

Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Rd
Austin, TX (view map)
9am - 3pm

Brown University Location

Goddard House
Providence, RI
1pm - 5pm
RSVP Recommended
Please sign up below if you plan on attending or joining us remotely.
Etherpad collaborative notes for edit-a-thon coordination


On 10 May 2014, Sarsays hosted the Wikimedia DC 2014 Asian Pacific American edit-o-thon to increase the awareness of articles about Asian Americans.

Washington, D.C. Schedule

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Welcome and Introductions
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - About the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - New Editor Tutorial
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Lunch, courtesy of Wikimedia DC
1:30 PM - 4:45 PM - Editing Wikipedia
4:45 PM - 5:00 - Document your outcomes/results (at the bottom of this page)

Questions? Add your own[edit]

  • How do I RSVP?
  • Add your name to the list below if you plan on joining us remotely.
  • Can I share what I’m doing?
  • Yes, please feel free to share what you’re working on on your preferred social network using #glamwiki and invite your friends to join us remotely!


Museum scholar at APA 2014 edit-a-thon in DC
Asian Pacific American students at the 2014 edit-a-thon in DC
Editors at the Asian Pacific American 2014 edit-a-thon in DC
Editors at the Wikimedia DC Asian Pacific American 2014 edit-a-thon
Presenters at the Wikimedia DC 2014 Asian Pacific American edit-a-thon
On 10 May 2014, Wikimedia DC held the Asian Pacific American 2014 edit-a-thon to increase the awareness of articles about Asian Americans
An editor creating culture during the Wikimedia DC 2014 Asian Pacific American edit-a-thon

The public is welcome to this event: Yes


  1. Adriel Luis (talk) 16:24, 29 April 2014 (UTC)
  2. Jenny Ye (talk) 13:20, 30 April 2014 (UTC)
  3. Pharos (talk) 16:02, 30 April 2014 (UTC)
  4. Mozucat (talk) 18:51, 2 May 2014 (UTC)
  5. TemporaryAvoidance (talk) 15:29, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
  6. User:Perfjunkie
  7. User:Missjaneausten
  8. User:Hkong101
  9. User:Spicynachos
  10. User:Weiwillwang
  11. User:Squiggly.lines
  12. User:Nopiano4u
  13. User:HaanTang
  14. User:Imnotrichard
  15. User:Sseid
  16. User:Dpuckweed
  17. User:Jsiregar
  18. User:YayDominique
  19. User:Lesleygreytear


  1. econterms (talk) 20:45, 29 April 2014 (UTC) (in DC)
  2. Sarasays (talk) 03:30, 2 May 2014 (UTC) (Organizer)
  3. Catherine D. (via email)
  4. James (via
  5. Leglish (talk) 03:30, 30 April 2014 (UTC)
  6. Harej (talk) 05:37, 5 May 2014 (UTC)
  7. Fuzheado | Talk 19:24, 5 May 2014 (UTC) (probable)
  8. Djembayz (talk) 23:04, 5 May 2014 (UTC) (probable)
  9. Kaybdc
  10. Masum Momaya (talk)
  11. Megan (via APAC website)
  12. Jewel Seng (Burmese)
  13. Heather (via APAC website)
  14. Melissa (via APAC website)
  15. Harris (via APAC website)
  16. Olivia (via APAC website)
  17. Frank (via APAC website)
  18. Lawrence-Minh
  19. Maggie
  20. Cynthia
  21. Suman
  22. Aishini
  23. Ellen Yu
  24. Friend of Smokey the Bear is participating remotely
  25. Jweaver28 (talk) 21:47, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
  26. Mengyan (Crystal)
  27. Xuejin (Shirley)
  28. MsAditi (talk)



List of things to work on[edit]

Existing efforts to build on[edit]

Articles to improve[edit]

In general, anything that is an Asian American stub article could use your help. You can peruse a list of Asian_American_stubs. Otherwise, take a look a the specific list and needs below.



Asian American academics[edit]

Asian American media[edit]


Popular culture[edit]

Articles to Create[edit]



Articles Needing Expansion and/or Cleanup[edit]


Cultural Sites[edit]

Japanese War Relocation Centers[edit]


Literature, Art, Music, Movies, TV[edit]



Getting Started Guide (Presentation in DC)

Websites, library catalogs, & databases[edit]

Reference book citations to copy and paste[edit]

Help after the event[edit]

Results and outcomes[edit]

Article creation[edit]

New articles
Updated articles
Images uploaded to Wikimedia Commons