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WikiAPA Edit-a-thon: She/They Edition

Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner
Wikipedia is an openly editable resource, meaning that you can improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries. As one of the web’s most visited reference sites, Wikipedia serves as a starting point for many individuals looking to learn about art, history, and science.
During this training, attendees of all experience levels will learn the basics of how to edit Wikipedia by updating articles related to the history of women/non-binary/transgender people of Asian American and Pacific Islanders heritage in the United States.
This event is planned in conjunction with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative, a multiyear undertaking to document, research, collect, display, and share the history of women in the United States.


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May 18, 2021
4:00pm-6:30pm Eastern


Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center(APAC)


No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary; training will be provided. No background in APA or women's history is required either.

Get started[edit]


  • Adding useful user scripts to your Wikipedia account
  • Add the Rater tool - User:Evad37/rater.js
  • Optionally: go back to Preferences and add more gadgets:
    • Check Display an assessment of an article's quality in its page header
    • Check HotCat: easily add, remove, and change categories on a page, with name suggestions
    • Check MoreMenu: add Page and User dropdown menus to the toolbar with links to common tasks, analytic tools and logs
    • Check XTools: dynamically show statistics about a page's history under the page heading

Sign up[edit]

Articles to edit[edit]

Smithsonian APA recommendations[edit]

Women journalists[edit]

(In collaboration with Women Do News)

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South Asian journalists[edit]

Sources: [6]


Articles to create[edit]


Dashboard metrics

Articles created[edit]

Previous WikiAPAs[edit]