Submissions:2017/Wikipedia as Activism and Archive
From WikiConference North America
- Wikipedia as Activism and Archive
- Theme (optional)
- Advocacy & Outreach OR Community OR Education
- Type of submission
- Presentation OR Panel if people want to present/share on related topics
- Rachel Wexelbaum
- E-mail address
- St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN / Wikimedia LGBT+
- Wikipedia is a social, historical archive of information on any topic. The more important a particular topic is to the world, and the greater its longevity, the more likely it will receive updates and improved citations over a continuous span of time. In the current political climate of the United States, attempts to shut down authoritative news sources, government agencies, and activist movements can inspire use Wikipedia as the vehicle to present the truth. One can achieve this mission through the use of social media and uploading Creative Commons-licensed images to Wikimedia Commons as well as traditional editing and creation of articles. St. Cloud State University librarian and Wikipedian Rachel Wexelbaum will discuss the "Wiki Loves Pride" movement, how she is building the global Wiki Loves Pride community through Twitter, and how international collaboration is taking place to provide an idealized archive of truth.
- Length of presentation
- 30 minutes for a presentation; if selected for a panel I will focus on Wiki Loves Pride for 15 minutes
- Special requests
- Internet access and computer that can run PowerPoint in the room.
- Preferred room size
- 25-50 people may attend.
- Wikimania submission?
- Yes; was waitlisted
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