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Black History Month and More
Black Women in Food and Drink History
On February 1, Kelly Doyle Kim, Andrew Lih, and Mia Cariello from the Smithsonian Institution's American Women's History Initiative helped lead the third iteration of the Wiki Focus:Black Women in Food and Drink History edit-a-thon.
They worked with the American Food History Project at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History to co-host the event focused on documenting and expanding the stories of African American women's contributions to the United States culinary and beverage history.
Some articles that were created at this event included Alisa Bowens-Maercado, Tiffanie Barriere, Kim Bartmann and the draft for Vanessa Braxton. Additional outcomes of the event can be seen at the event's dashboard!
Photo of Tiffanie Barriere, master mixologist and the event's guest speaker
A Celebration of Black Authors and Artists
On February 9, Howard County Library System and Wikimedia DC, held a meetup, A Celebration of Black Authors and Artists. There was a dashboard
On February 15, Wikimedia NYC held a meetup, WikiWednesday Salon February 2023
Philadelphia wikimedians held a workshop, Philadelphia/WikiSalon
Rock and Anchor by Morris Blackburn at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Leaving a Legacy with Densho
On February 22, Kelly Doyle Kim, Andrew Lih, and Mia Cariello from the Smithsonian Institution's American Women's History Initiative worked with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (APAC), Densho, and Wikimedia DC to host the virtual event WikiAPA Edit-a-thon: Leaving a Legacy with Densho. Densho is a nonprofit entity whose mission is to, “to preserve and share history of the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans."
The event was in honor of the anniversary of the Day of Remembrance and to address the underrepresentation of Japanese and Japanese American women on Wikipedia and Wikidata, especially those who were incarcerated during World War II and were active in speaking out and writing about their experiences.
Several articles were created during this event, including Guyo Tajiri, Mary Mon Toy, and Chiye Mori. More outcomes from the workshop can be found in the event's dashboard.
Six members of Pacific Asian American Women Writers West
On February 24, Pratt Institute and Black Lunch Table, held a workshop, Black Lunch Table/Meetup Pratt 2023.
On February 27, San Diego Central Library and San Diego User Group, held a meetup, San Diego February 2023.