Press release from event organizers:
When: Saturday, September 1, 1 pm – 3 pm
Where: Habitat Tavern & Commons, 174 Broadway Street
Share the diverse stories of Western North Carolina with the world by participating in the first WNC Wikipedia Record-and-Edit-a-Thon. Bring in artifacts and cultural stories to share. Volunteers will be on hand to teach you how to record oral histories and edit Wikipedia.
“Wikipedia Record-and-Edit-a-thons are happening all over the US in an effort to write marginalized people into the 6th most used url in the world. By one study 8.5% of wiki writers are female and only 1% are transgender with the majority of entries coming from Europe and North America. This is an opportunity include the individuals and institutions from WNC with a wider experience by gender, race, ethnicity, and more,” says Deborah Miles of the UNC Asheville Center for Diversity Education.
This free event is being hosted by the Baird Family 121st Reunion, the oldest black family reunion in the country, with support from AfroCROWD, Whoseknowledge?, and UNC Asheville’s Center for Diversity Education.
All are welcome. Please bring a laptop or tablet if you have one.