by Lia Chang
AsAmNews Arts and Entertainment Reporter
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.
This is the second year this event has been held.
Admission to the edit-a-thon is free, but please RSVP.
- 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: or 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.
- Date: Friday, September 4, 2015
- Time: 1:00 pm.– 5:00 pm EDT
- Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum
- Details: WikiAPA Editathon 2015 in Washington, DC
Los Angeles / Pasadena
- Date: Sunday, September 13, 2015
- Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
- Location: Art Center College of Design, James Lemont Fogg Memorial Library
- Date: Friday, September 18, 2015
- Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm PDT
- Location: Oakland Museum of California
- RSVP: Eventbrite
- Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
- Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
- Location: Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, at 719 S King Street
- Public transit: Link Light Rail (International District/Chinatown), King County Metro
- Proposed scope of work
- Please RSVP: here
Click here to RSVP for Chicago’s #WikiAPA on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.
- Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
- Time: 2:00 pm.– 5:00 pm PST
- Location: Geisel Library, University of California San Diego
- RSVP: WikiAPA Editathon 2015 in San Diego, California
Global Campaign: Asia
- Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015
- Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
- Location: dtac headquater, Chamchuri Square 
- Public transit: MRT (Bangkok)
- Please RSVP: m:Wikimedians in Thailand/2015 Smithsonian APA
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 Jade Magazine.