Wikipedia:Meetup/Wikipedia APA

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2015 Smithsonian APA
(Asian Pacific American)
Wikipedia Edit-a-thons
When and Where
When:September 2015
Where:United States (multiple cities)
Parallel campaign in Asia
A national edit-a-thon for cultural presence, to expand Asian American topics on Wikipedia.
At the WikiAPA Edit-a-thon September 4, 2015: Sara Snyder of the Smithsonian American Art Museum talks about COI policy
At the WikiAPA Edit-a-thon September 4, 2015: Alex Reigle of the Smithsonian American Art Museum edits for the first time

WikiAPA 2015: Wikipedia ♥ Asian Pacific American Art

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center invites you to attend the 2nd annual Wikipedia APA, an editathon for cultural presence, which will be held during the month of September 2015.

We are 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 second Wikipedia editathon dedicated to APA content, this project will occur as physical events during September 2015 in New York City, Washington DC, and Los Angeles, as well as remotely, with participants taking part from all throughout the world.

(Parallel to this campaign, a number of Wikimedia Asia Project countries are participating in editathons covering national heritage topics, including as an extension of the photo contest Wiki Loves Mounuments.)

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 exhibitions, the Museum of Modern Art's exhibition Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971, and SAAM's exhibition The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi, we are underlining a commitment to explore 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.

Event information[edit]

  • Main campaign page: Smithsonian APA Wiki
  • Who should attend: Everyone of all ages is welcome to attend, regardless of experience. We are happy to teach you the basics of editing Wikipedia! The public is welcome to this event
  • Hashtag: #WikiAPA

2015 Nodes[edit]

Events will be held during the month of September 2015 in various locations, with the main events in Washington DC, New York, and Los Angeles.

Smithsonian Campaign: United States[edit]

Wikipedia Meetups
   February 2024 +/-
Brighton 2 February 3, 2024 (2024-02-03)
Seattle Commons
February 6, 2024 (2024-02-06)
NYC (Hacking Night) February 8, 2024 (2024-02-08)
London 201 February 11, 2024 (2024-02-11)
Denver Huddle February 11, 2024 (2024-02-11)
US Mountain West online February 13, 2024 (2024-02-13)
Los Angeles February 17, 2024 (2024-02-17)
Oxford 97 February 18, 2024 (2024-02-18)
Seattle monthly meetup February 20, 2024 (2024-02-20)
NYC (WikiWed) February 21, 2024 (2024-02-21)
Edinburgh 14 February 24, 2024 (2024-02-24)
Supreme Court hearing February 26, 2024 (2024-02-26)
San Diego 108 February 26, 2024 (2024-02-26)
   March 2024 +/-
Portland Jewish Artists
March 10, 2024 (2024-03-10)
London 202 March 10, 2024 (2024-03-10)
Seattle articles edit-a-thon March 12, 2024 (2024-03-12)
NYC (Queens Name Explorer) March 16, 2024 (2024-03-16)
San Diego 109 March 25, 2024 (2024-03-25)
BLT x UPenn March 27, 2024 (2024-03-27)
BLT Office Hours March 31, 2024 (2024-03-31)
Full Meetup Calendar • Events calendar on Meta
For meetups in other languages, see the list on Meta

New York[edit]

See also NYC meetup page

Join us for #WikiAPA, a social 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 a creatively-rich community that has historically been overlooked.

The event kicks off a month-long series of #WikiAPA meetups across the U.S. For more information about the #WikiAPA series, please visit Smithsonian APA - Wiki or follow #WikiAPA on Twitter.

Washington, DC[edit]

Los Angeles / Pasadena[edit]





San Diego[edit]

This event is part of a month-long series of #WikiAPA meetups across the U.S. For more information about the #WikiAPA events, visit Smithsonian APA - Wiki or follow #WikiAPA on Twitter.


Please RSVP, thanks!

Global Campaign: Asia[edit]

Toyama, Japan[edit]

At Wikipedia Town in Toyama, we will be writing/editing articles with the help of librarians from the Toyama City Public Library on the following topics. (Topics are subject to change depending on the holdings of the library.)


With more than 25 people in attendance, partcipants edited the following five articles on the Japanese Wikipedia.

Bangkok, Thailand[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]


  • Possibly China, Philippines, etc.

Virtual Campaign[edit]

Women in Red[edit]

2014 Inaugural event[edit]


Please add your name. If you are registered, type four tildes

Washington DC[edit]

  1. Please RSVP on the D.C. meetup page

New York[edit]

  1. Please RSVP on the NYC meetup page

Los Angeles[edit]

  1. cmorozco (talk)
  2. Penny Richards (talk) 18:41, 21 August 2015 (UTC)(make me a maybe, I'm doing the virtual one the weekend before)Reply[reply]

Seattle, WA[edit]

  1. Peaceray (talk)
  2. --Pine
  3. Jmabel | Talk (I'm a maybe for this, possibly a bit late, a lot happening that day)
  4. Brianhe (talk)

San Diego, CA[edit]

  1. guy_713
  2. chizpa
  3. hjm003
  4. lia_friedman
  5. m33lym33l0r
  6. Okinawa55

Hong Kong[edit]

This is a list of actual attendees at the Hong Kong event, many of which created their accounts and made their first edit at the editathon!
  1. Deryck C.
  2. Vivianlamsiu (talk)
  3. Melkong12 (talk)
  4. Wkwyip2 (talk)
  5. Krislcc (talk)
  6. 黑武士仲尼 (talk)
  7. Simplybusy (talk)
  8. Markchungchihang (talk)
  9. SoHome Jacaranda (talk)
  10. Barley888 (talk)
  11. HKcngamanc (talk)
  12. KevinY121294 (talk)
  13. Lhlconnie (talk)
  14. 28481k

List of articles to edit[edit]

Wiki APA Tumblr
Check out the WikiAPA: stARTer kit!

Wikipedia statuses:
Looking good = examples of artists who have Wikipedia articles that are thorough and updated
Needs update/expansion = have articles that lack information or sources, or are outdated
Needs article created = lacks presence on Wikipedia

To Do[edit]



Japanese War Relocation Centers

Asian American media

Cultural sites

Asian American academics



Popular culture

List of articles to create[edit]



List of new articles created[edit]

  1. Madokoro Akutagawa Saori -- Scottandrewhutchins (talk) 23:23, 2 September 2015 (UTC) (NYC)Reply[reply]
  2. Lisa Park -- Lange.lea (talk) 23:38, 2 September 2015 (UTC) (NYC)Reply[reply]
  3. Tatsuo Ikeda -- Scottandrewhutchins (talk) 00:18, 3 September 2015 (UTC) (NYC)Reply[reply]
  4. Basement workshop -- Rleewong (talk) (NYC)
  5. Filipino American Museum -- Mozucat (talk) (NYC)
  6. Chu F. Hing (draft) -- Napplicable (talk) (NYC)
  7. Yumi Sakugawa (draft) -- Cinetron (talk) (NYC)
  8. Kenjiro Sano (draft) -- DEBwiki (talk) (NYC)
  9. Louie Cordero (draft) -- Ramos.Monica (talk) (NYC)
  10. Bill Manbo -- hcmaruyama (talk) (DC)

Created by participants in the Women in Red Virtual APA editathon (September 4-6):

Created by WikiAPA Hong Kong event, 22 September 2015:

  1. Li Wei Han Rosanna (from zh:李慧嫻)
  2. Shieh Ka Ho (en) and zh:石家豪
  3. Wong Ping Pui
  4. Pak Sheung Chuen

Created by WikiAPA San Diego/UCSD event, 30 September 2015:

  1. Jarrett Min Davis
  2. Nidhi Chanani
  3. Kei Takei
  4. Ben Kamihira

Created by WikiAPA Minneapolis/Loft event, 1 October 2015:

  1. Katie Ka Vang
  2. Katie Hae Leo
  3. Anna Min
  4. Wing Young Huie
  5. Ananya Chatterjea

List of articles improved[edit]

  1. Mai Neng Moua -- BrillLyle (talk) (NYC)
  2. Who Killed Vincent Chin? -- Huahelenchen (talk) + Mightysimon (talk) (NYC)
  3. Lia Chang -- Margotellen (talk) (NYC)
  4. Michael Kang -- Egwikinatobk (talk) (NYC)
  5. Yoko Ono -- Jcmadison1 (talk) (NYC)
  6. Godzilla Asian American Arts Network -- Rleewong (talk) (NYC)
  7. Mark Aguhar -- Fridarch (talk) (DC)
  8. Richard Fung (San Diego/UCSD)
  9. Dong Kingman (San Diego/UCSD)
  10. Poston War Relocation Center (San Diego/UCSD)
  11. Miss Saigon (MN)

Information resources[edit]

Websites, library catalogs, databases


MoMA external link templates[edit]

Hong Kong artists[edit]

Editing Wikipedia resources[edit]

Listed here for quick reference.
N.B. Also located on the Resources page referenced above under Editor Resources See Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism/Resources

Tools and templates[edit]

External links[edit]