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You're Invited! Writing Black History of the Pacific Northwest into Wikipedia

4th Annual Editathon, 2022

Wikipedia Editathon, February 25, 2022

Register now! Seating for the in-person event is limited to 24. Seating for the online event is limited to 100.
Three people editing wikipedia illustration

Illustration by Autumn Paris

How can I participate?

You can participate in-person or online. The in-person event will be limited to 24 people and the online event will be limited to 100. You must register to participate in either event.

Date: Friday, February 25, 2022

Time: 2 pm - 5 pm (PST)

Location: Online OR in-person at the Valley Library

Do I need to know how to edit?

Beginner friendly. We'll teach you!

Who is the event open to?

All who have registered.

Schedule and Activities

This will be Oregon State University's fourth annual editathon focused on Black history of the Pacific Northwest. This year we plan to host a simultaneous in-person and remote event. So, things will look a little different than in years past.

  • First, Kimberly Moreland, from Oregon Black Pioneers, will deliver a presentation about Oregon Black history at 2:00. 
  • Afterward, we will transition into a brief overview of editathon activities and research resources.
  • Next, we will split into two tracks: one online and one in-person.
    • Training and support will be available in both tracks.
    • 4:30 Wrap-up conversation.

Oregon Black Pioneers Presentation

2:00 - 2:30 Join us for a presentation delivered by Kimberly S. Moreland, MURP, MBA, Vice-President of Oregon Black Pioneers.

Oregon Black Pioneers (OBP) is Oregon’s only historical society dedicated to preserving and presenting the experiences of African Americans statewide. Since 1993, OBP has illuminated the seldom-told history of people of African descent in Oregon. OBP members are inspired by the tenacity of Black Oregonians who have faced discrimination and hardship to make a life for themselves here over the past 400 years. OBPs honor their sacrifices by remembering their stories and by sharing them to the public.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Bridges, Laurie.Bridges@Oregonstate.edu.

Planning Committee

Laurie Bridges, Librarian

Diana Park, Librarian

Tiah Edmunson-Morton, Archivist

Ally Fripp, Diversity Scholar

CJ Garcia, Diversity Scholar

Gail Sanchez, Graduate Intern

Robin Weis, Student