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Writing Black History of the Pacific Northwest into Wikipedia - Editathon 2021

Register now! (for Dr. Lockett's keynote AND/OR the editathon afterward).

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Illustration by Autumn Paris

1:00 (PST) Keynote Speaker - Dr. Alexandria Lockett

Come for a keynote presentation and Q/A discussion with Dr. Alexandria Lockett about knowledge equity (philosophy and practices) from 1-3 pm and stay for the Wikipedia Editathon, Writing Black History of the Pacific Northwest into Wikipedia.

Dr. Alexandria Lockett headshotDr. Alexandria Lockett is an Assistant Professor of English at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She specializes in professional writing and technical communication with an emphasis on access and knowledge equity. Lockett is committed to expanding Wikipedia engagement among culturally diverse editors. For at least a decade, she has taught college writing with Wikipedia and conducted faculty development workshops at various institutions about integrating Wikipedia editing with writing and research across the disciplines. Her professional service includes a major focus on Wikipedia, as well. She serves on the CCCC special executive committee on Wikipedia (2018-current). Additionally, she has served as a consultant and technical writer for the Wiki Education Foundation (2015-2019).  She is co-editor of the book Learning From the Lived Experiences of Graduate Student Writers (Utah State University Press, May 2020). She also publishes about the technological politics of race, surveillance, and access in articles that appeared in Composition Studies, Enculturation, and Praxis, as well as chapters featured in Wikipedia @ 20: An Incomplete Revolution (MIT Press), Humans at Work in the Digital Age (Routledge), Out in the Center (Utah State University Press), and Black Perspectives on Writing Program Administration: From the Margins to the Center (SWR Press). 

An extended biography is available via her portfolio at:

What is an editathon?

This will be our third annual editathon focused on Black history of the Pacific Northwest. In the past we have hosted the event at the Valley Library on the Oregon State University campus. However, this year we will be hosting the event, live, on Zoom. So, things will look a little different than in years past. First, we will have a keynote speaker, Dr. Alexendria Lockett. Then, we will transition into an online editathon that includes training and breakout rooms, along with a slack channel to ask questions of the trainers or other participants. After you register, you will receive a Zoom link to the event approximately one hour beforehand, at noon, on February 26, 2021.


If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Bridges,