AfroCROWD has a brand new listserv, check it out at https://groups.google.com/d/forum/afrocrowd and get connected to the AfroCROWD Wikipedia community.
We are open to all including our friends and affiliates from around the world.
AfroCROWD is attending Wiki Indaba Conference in Accra Ghana!
Wiki Indaba is the regional conference for Africans both within and in the diaspora. The first edition was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2014 by Wikimedia ZA which happens to be the only Wikimedia Chapter in Africa. This brought together Wikimedians and people from the Open Community within Africa and in the Diaspora. In fulfillment of this tradition, Ghana wants to host the second edition of this Conference in Accra. This will be organized by the Wikimedia Community in Ghana with support from other Wikimedia Groups across Africa.
The New York Black Librarians' Caucus will partner with AfroCROWD for the New York Black Librarians' Caucus Wikipedia Edit-a-thon October 2, 1-5pm at the Brooklyn Library. RSVP Here.
Join us to learn how to edit Wikipedia, improve or add to your digital editing skills, network and enjoy light refreshments, Wikipedia coaches will be on hand to help. We have also invited special guests. The focus will be notable Black librarians, historians and pertinent Black history, but all topics are welcome. Please feel free to invite friends and young people. All languages and levels are also welcome.
This event is a precourser to the Wikimedia 1Lib1Ref initiative. Please learn about it here.
On the New York Black Librarians Caucus: As an affiliate of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Inc. (BCALA), the New York Black Librarians Caucus, Inc. (NYBLC, Inc.) is committed to the professional development, growth of and opportunities for library professionals; to scholarship, mentoring and support of graduate library students; to bringing the digital divide; and to advocate for quality standards and services in school libraries, in special libraries, on college and university campuses and in public libraries serving our communities.
Join us at the AfroLatino Festival, NYC, July 8th at 9:30am-12:30pm at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Blvd at W135th St. for the AfroLatino Crowd Wikipedia Editing Workshop. There will be food and Wiki Coaches. Then stay for some fantastic presentations and other events during the festival. Our portion is free, and you can find info and full festival tickets at: www.afrolatinofestnyc.com and don't forget to bring your laptop!
AfroCROWD is everywhere in June, 2016. Check us out throughout the month at various locations from New York, to DC to CT to the mountains of Italy. We will be hosting several opportunities for any of you who want to meet Wikipedians (Wikipedia editors), learn to edit Wikipedia, or hone in and improve your Wikipedia editing skills. We will also take part in several events being held by and for Wikipedians. Become a part of this exciting community. Check out or sign up for an event near you!
Click on the date to sign up:
June 14: GLAM Bootcamp Training Event, National Archives, Washington, DC: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/Boot_Camp
June 17: Wikimedia DC Diversity Conference, Washington, DC: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wikimedia-diversity-conference-registration...
June 21: Wikimania, Esinio Lario, Italy: https://wikimania2016.wikimedia.org/wiki/Registration
June 26: Central Brooklyn Culture Walk Edit-a-thon, The Brooklyn Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza: http://www.TinyURL.com/AfroCROWD626
This Training the Trainers Intensive Wikipedia Edit-a-thon,Sunday, May 22nd, we will get a fresh, and more indepth look at how to edit Wikipedia. During this edit-a-thon, we will have experienced Wikipedia Coaches on hand to teach you how to edit wikipedia and intensive training on how to make your articles stick. We will focus the session on some of the harder topics like navigating Wikipedia's editing features, adding images and info-boxes, notabiliy, research hacks and how to handle disappearing articles. You won't want to miss it!
AfroCROWD Program Manager, Sherry Antoine, will be leading a panel discussion at the Rutgers University Digital Blackness Conference April 22nd at 11 AM at the Zimmerli Greenwall Classroom at Rutgers University. The panel will focus on AfroCROWD and the Wikipedia edit-a-thon experience for users of African descent.
Panelist will include:
Maira Liriano: Associate Chief Librarian of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Chanitra Bishop: Web and Digital Initiatives Librarian at Hunter College, and member of Wiki Edu
We will also be joined by two Wikipedians active in AfroCROWD: Grey Jones and Adjoa Linda Fletcher, who will speak about their experiences as Wikipedia editors and as a part of AfroCROWD.
It should be a great panel, and a great conference, with key note speakers like Melissa Harris-Perry and others expected. We can't wait.
Check rutgersdigitalblackness.com/ for schedule and details.