Hello Cascadia Wikimedian User Group,
The Labor Archives of Washington and UW Libraries Research Commons are planning an edit a thon (tentatively for Saturday November 2, 2019.) I am contacting your group to ask about how to involve the Cascadia Wikimedian User Group.
Themes: Labor themes, including women, people of color and historically underrepresented communities that lack Wikipedia entries. There will be an emphasis on The Seattle General Strike, Centralia Tragedy of 1919 and related entries because 2019 is the centennial of these events.
We are starting to meet to plan in advance of the edit a thon, and we want to actively involve Wikipedians in the area and learn from your experience. Is there still a monthly meetup happening at Café Allegra where I can consult/announce? Would a rep be interested in attending our next planning meeting or vice versa?
Thank you for considering it,
Conor M. Casey
MA, MLIS, CA
Labor Archivist (Directing Archivist and Curator)
University of Washington Libraries
Labor Archives of Washington
Allen Library South, Basement/B81D
office: 206.685.3976 | cmcasey(a)uw.edu
Mail: Box 352900, Seattle, WA 98195
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An August long weekend get together is on, this Sunday from 10 to noon! We will meet at the designated picnic area at the north end of Queen Elizabeth Park, where the picnic table icon appears on this map: https://vancouver.ca/files/cov/queen-elizabeth-park-map(1).pdf . If you'd like to bring some snacks to share, that would be lovely. If not, don’t worry about it.
Everyone is welcome in accordance with the standard WMF Friendly Space Policy (https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Friendly_space_policy). Hope to see you there.