Check out opportunities with AfroCROWD and Wikimedia for the Month of May, 2017

Take a look at some of the coming opportunities with AfroCROWD and the Wikimedia community for the month of May, 2017. Stay connected!

Click here for more information on coming events in May, 2017:  


Click here for more on the BPL Skillshare

AfroCROWD at Wiki Indaba Ghana

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. 


Librarian Edit-a-thon with NYBLC 10/2, 1-5pm at the Brooklyn Library


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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 AfroCROWD at the AfroLatino Festival NYC July 8th, 9:30am-12:30pm @ the Schomburg Center, Harlem

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: and don't forget to bring your laptop!

Juneteenth Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Today, June 17th, 756 Chapel St. New Haven, CT

Click here to Sign up  to the June 17th Wikipedia Edit-a-thon with AfroCROWD and Americorps VISTA PAVE New Haven celebrating Juneteeth Emancipation Day.  

AfroCROWD is beaming to Connecticut for the first time, joining up with Americorps VISTA PAVE New Haven for our next Wikipedia editor training session or "edit-a-thon" June 17th, 10am-2pm, at the Happiness Lab at the Grove, 756 Chapel St. in New Haven, CT.

We will be celebrating Juneteenth, Emancipation Day, by adding and editing Wikipedia articles on important figures and events in Afro-Descendant history the popular information source and world's 7th most visited website. Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery.

All levels of Wikipedia editing knowledge are welcome, as well as all languages. Articles can be on any significant event in Afro-Descendant history and struggle for emancipation worldwideBring a laptop, bring a friend, we will also provide help for participants who are new to editing....

AfroCROWD is everywhere in June, 2016. Join us at these great upcoming events.

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: 

June 17: Wikimedia DC Diversity Conference, Washington, DC:

June 17: Americorps VISTA Pave New Haven Juneteenth Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, The Grove, 756 Chapel St, New Haven, CT:

June 19: AfroCROWD Wikipedia Editing Lab, The Brooklyn Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza:

June 21: Wikimania, Esinio Lario, Italy:

June 26: Central Brooklyn Culture Walk Edit-a-thon, The Brooklyn Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza:

Don't forget to also sign up for the AfroCROWD mailing list to stay informed about more great upcoming events. Get knowledge, get connected, get digital, get going!


Training The Trainers Intensive @Wikipedia Editathon Sunday 5/22 @ The Brooklyn Library

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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!

It's free and there will be food and drinks. All languages and levels are welcome, come as you are. We will have laptops but feel free to bring your own. As always, feel free to bring friends. 

AfroCROWD at Rutgers University Digital Blackness Conference 4/22

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 for schedule and details.