Submissions:2017/Wikipedia as Activism and Archive

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Title
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
Author
Rachel Wexelbaum
E-mail address
rswexelbaum@stcloudstate.edu
Username
RachelWex
Affiliation
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN / Wikimedia LGBT+
Abstract
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
Will you attend WikiConference North America if your submission is not accepted?
YES

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