Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon with AAMLO/OHC
Join the African American Museum & Library at Oakland (AAMLO) and the Oakland History Center (OHC) for a virtual Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon focusing on the Black Campus Movement in the Bay Area. Participants will create and edit Wikipedia pages for the Afro-American Association and related topics highlighting the contributions of African Americans to college activism and the Black Power and Black Arts movements of the 1960s and 1970s.
Participants are also welcome to work on topics of their choice in Oakland history and African American history. Beginners are especially invited! An experienced Wikipedia editor will provide training and support for new editors.
Date: Wednesday May 26, 2021
Time: 4 - 7 pm PT
Location: Online on Zoom, hosted by the Oakland Public Library
Registration: Free! RSVP at Eventbrite. All are welcome.
4 - 4:15 pm - Welcome + introductions
4:15 - 5 pm - Guided explanation of how to edit Wikipedia for newcomers, with examples (experienced editors can hang out and edit during this time - we can make a breakout room for you)
5 - 7 pm - Open editing time, with breakout rooms for working together on activities of interest