NYC 2020 Census
Multilingual Edit-a-thon - (ONLINE)
Entrance to Sure We Can, a non-profit redemption center based in Brooklyn, New York.jpg
When and Where
DateFriday, June 26th, 2020
Time1p-3p (E.S.T)
City, StateBrooklyn, New York 10028

The NYC 2020 Census Multilingual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon - ONLINE - hosted by Sure We Can a recycling and community center in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NYC will be take place on Friday, June 26th, 2020 - ONLINE. The edit-a-thon will be hosted and led by Sure We Can as part of its' work getting people to fill out the 2020 United States Census.

Filling out the census helps local sustainability and environmental justice by supporting public transportation. Cities wanting to step in a green direction by financing or expanding public transportation are waiting on census data to increase the year-to-year funding fueling most cities’ transportation infrastructure. Census data is also used to inform funding for: Emergency Watershed Protection Program, Hazardous Waste Management State Program Support, the Wildlife Restoration Program, and water pollution control grants.

Event informationEdit

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  • Date: Friday, June 26th, 2020
  • Time: 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Location: ONLINE ZOOM ROOM Meeting ID: 867 1898 6256 - pw: 440026
  • Registration: Remote participants on this day are encouraged to add their Wikipedia usernames to the #Sign up below.
    • We also welcome remote participation for the global events supporting Wikipedia articles on the United States Census.
  • Participants: The event is open to anyone! No Wikimedia experience necessary. Tutoring will be provided for Wikimedia newcomers by members of Wikimedia NYC.
  • Cost: Free

Topics The theme and work list for this edit-a-thon focuses on the United States Census and making sure the New York City waste & environmental justice community is properly represented. We will focus on translating wikipedia articles on the census into languages that represent Sure We Can and New York City's diverse population.


  • Create article in Spanish language wikipedia for Censo de los Estados Unidos de 2020
  • Create articles for Sure We Can in other languages besides English
  • Add a section to the U.S. Census article detailing changes of the Census throughout history, detailing the exclusion and inclusion of peoples in the process over time

Other ideasEdit

Articles to translate into other languagesEdit

Potential articles to editEdit

Wikidata tasksEdit

  • Brainstorm how wikidata could be used to improve the censusing of New York City's population.
Languages to edit into (0 - Needs article / X - exists / Z - needs expansion)
Article Spanish Chinese French Korean Russian Japanese Hebrew Swahili (sw) Malagasy (mg) Yoruba (yo) German Italian Portuguese Hindi Arabic Tagalog Polish Greek
United States Census X 0 Z 0 Z Z Z 0 0 0 Z X Z 0 Z 0 Z 0

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  1. Wil540 art (talk) 14:09, 4 May 2020 (UTC)
  2. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:57, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
  3. Marajozkee (talk) 14:47, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
  4. User:Jim.henderson - 25 June 2020 (UTC)
  5. Rcswc (talk) 17:01, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
  6. Pharos (talk) 23:24, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
  7. Mozucat (talk) 16:45, 26 June 2020 (UTC)
  8. Blackpeartree (talk) 16:54, 26 June 2020 (UTC)