AfroCROWD to be at LaGuardia Community College Wikipedia Translate-a-thon April 26th & 27th, 2018
La Guardia CC Translate-a-thon
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
New York City has a large immigrant population and great diversity of speakers of various languages. Among all schools in New York City, LaGuardia has the highest percentage of immigrant students, the highest percentage of students who speak a language other than English as their first language, and the greatest representation of language diversity. It is a strength of LaGuardia that it can present "Wikipedia translate-a-thons", which are Wikipedia translation events.
Event participants will leave with the following:
- Perspective and the ability to discuss Wikipedia's place in the media
- Live publication of information in Wikipedia and instructions for seeing how many people read it
- Experience of having edited Wikipedia a few times in the usual way
For more information on the event, click here.
AfroCROWD is pleased to join the organizations and projects which are supporting this event which include: LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York, Wikimedia New York City, Wikitongues, Wiki Project Med, Wiki Education Foundation, and Consumer Reports.