In honor of Asian Pacific American Month, we brought back our Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon for Asian American Literature! In collaboration with our friends at Wikimedia NYC and The Ace Hotel New York, Kundiman held its third Edit-a-Thon on May 5th, 2019 in the Boardroom of The Ace Hotel New York.
Like in previous sessions, we focused on adding pages related to Asian American literature and literary organizations. Wikimedia NYC President Megan Wacha led attendees in a Wikipedia training, since many in the room had never used Wikipedia in that capacity before, and then we were off into making edits.
Overall, we created 7 new articles, edited 25 existing articles, and added 12,300 words to Wikipedia in just four hours!
Some of the pages that we added to Wikipedia were on RAWI: The Radius of Arab American Writers, Diana Khoi Nguyen, Yanyi, Frances Chung, Joseph O. Legaspi, and more. We are thrilled that these writers and organizations are even more visible online. Thank you to everyone who attended!
You can learn more about Wikimedia NYC and their upcoming Edit-a-Thons here.