AfroCROWD to be featured at the 43rd Annual Conference of the New York African(a) Studies Association (NYASA) at Seton Hall University

NEW YORK AFRICAN(A) STUDIES ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 
THEME: GLOBAL AFRICA: HUMAN MIGRATION, THE AFRICAN DIASPORA, AND THE FUTURE. 
 
When: April 13 – 14, 2018 
Where: Seton Hall University, NJ. 
400 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ  

The 43rd Annual Conference of the New York African(a) Studies Association (NYASA),  being held at Seton Hall University, will gather academics interested in the African Diaspora to disicuss some of the most pressing issues surrounding human migration and Africa. AfroCROWD will present on the benefits of Wikipedia in helping to tell the story of the African Diaspora from the perspective of people of African descent, and the importance of information access...... 

Head here for further info:  http://newyorkafricanstudiesassociation.org (also reached via www.nyasa.org ).  
 

AfroCROWD to be at LaGuardia Community College Wikipedia Translate-a-thon April 26th & 27th, 2018

 

LaGuardia Community College is hosting a Wikipedia Translate-a-thon! At this event, anyone from the public is invited to LaGuardia to join students, professors, and CUNY faculty in translating Wikipedia articles among any languages which attendees understand. Themes for this event include nursing and the history of New York City. AfroCROWD is excited to be one of the organizers for this event....

Details: Thurs 26 April, 26th (05:00pm-07:00pm); Fri April, 27th (11:00am-05:00pm). 
LaGuardia Community College Room E-111, 31-10 Thomson Avenue Queens, NY 

For more information on the event, click here. 

Don't forget your laptop. All languages and levels of Wikipedia exposure are welcomed. If you are coming, log in to Wikipedia or create a Wikipedia account then please sign in!

AfroCROWD is pleased to join the organizations and projects which are supporting this event which include: LaGuardia Community CollegeCity University of New YorkWikimedia New York CityWikitonguesWiki Project MedWiki Education Foundation, and Consumer Reports.

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the initiative to increase awareness of the Wikimedia and free knowledge, culture, and software movements among potential editors of African descent! Join us for an upcoming event or edit-a-thon where you can learn to edit Wikipedia or improve your editing skills while you meet new people and literally #MakeHistory. 

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AfroCROWD and Wikimedia NYC joins forces with Sweden for Gender Equality

The Swedish Mission to the United Nations WikiGap Women in Leadership Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the United Nations Headquarters, New York is being organized in partnership with the Swedish Mission to the United Nations,the United Nations, UN Women, UN DPI, UN DM/OICT, Office of the SG's Envoy on You

AfroCROWD Black History Month & Women's History Month Wikipedia News & Opportunities (Feb & March 2018)

Catch up & connect with AfroCROWD
the initiative to increase awareness of the Wikimedia and free knowledge, culture, and software movements among potential editors of African descent!

AfroCROWD Black History Month & Women's History Month Wikipedia News & Opportunities (Feb & March 2018)​

Join AfroCROWD in 2018!

AfroCROWD is committed to increasing the number of people of African Descent who edit Wikipedia content and actively partake in the Wikimedia and free knowledge, culture and software movements. Join us for an upcoming event or edit-a-thon where you can learn to edit Wikipedia or improve your editing skills while you meet new people and literally #MakeHistory. 

Unhide the unsung heroes and events of Black history.  Join us for our next event or Follow us on social media today!

 Next event: Saturday, Februrary 24th, 12 PM - 5 PM, Black History Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Schomburg Center in Harlem, New York 
Click here to sign up now!

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Wikipedia: WP:Afrocrowd 

 

Sun. Jan. 14th is Wikipedia Day 2018 at the Ace Hotel NYC & AfroCROWD will be there!

Sunday, January 14th, AfroCROWD is pleased to join our home-base, Wikimedia New York City for Wikipedia Day 2018 mini-conference at the Ace Hotel New York City at 20 W2th St. New York City!  We are looking for a day full of festivities and innovative open tech speakers from around the country and in some cases, the world.

Click here for more information and to sign up. 

Wikipedia Day 2018 NYC will be an all-day celebration and mini-conference on Sunday, January 14, 2018, hosted by Wikimedia New York City at the Ace Hotel in Manhattan. This Wikipedia Day celebrates Wikipedia's 17th birthday and we expect more than 150 people joining conversations about Wikimedia and allied projects presented by Free Culture Alliance NYC partners. 

All are encouraged to add your own contributions, so sign up for a lightning talk and/or for an open space session!

AfroCROWD Year End Celebration Edit-a-thon December 16th, 1-5pm, to focus on Missing Street Culture

 
 
 
December 16th at the Ace Hotel NYC, celebrate the last Wikipedia edit-a-thon of the year with us. 

This is the last AfroCROWD Wikipedia edit-a-thon of the year, so we a celebrating with some drinks and good food. Our focus this time: street culture! Help un-hide Black icons, legends or facts that are unsung or missing from the Wikipedia lexicon. We also have invited speakers from the skateboarding, graffiti art and sneaker culture community and more, so this should be good!

Wiki Coaches from Wikimedia NYC will be on-hand to help you learn to edit Wiki or work on your skills.

All are welcome. Come as you are.
Don't forget to bring your laptop. Bring a friend. All languages and levels of Wikipedia exposure welcome.

AfroCROWDers Lead WebJunction OCLC Session on Wikipedia for Librarians

AfroCROWDer and star librarian Rajene Hardeman and AfroCROWD program and outreach manager, Sherry Antoine, will lead an OCLC WebJunction seminar session for librarians on Wikipedia edit-a-thons and AfroCROWD.

WebJunction is the place where public library staff gather to build the knowledge, skills and support we need to power relevant, vibrant libraries.

WebJunction values community, collaboration, and support for lifelong learning. These values ensure that all libraries—regardless of size, type, or geographic location—can effectively use and share resources towards common goals.

Since its launch in 2003, WebJunction has helped more than 80,000 library staff build the job skills they need to meet the challenges of today's libraries. Membership is free, all are welcome, and it's always on. (ref: OCLC.org)