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. The Schomburg Center is a a research unit within the New York Public Library system located in Harlem for 91 years. It is recognized as the world's leading repository focusing on materials related to the global Black experience. Maira grew-up in Bergen County New Jersey and is one of five daughters from immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic.

Chanitra Bishop: Web and Digital Initiatives Librarian at Hunter College, and member of Wiki Edu draws from her experiences using Wikipedia in classrooms and libraries. Wiki Edu, a project of the Wiki Education Foundation, connects higher education resources in the USA and Canada to the publishing power of Wikipedia. The project "cultivates learning that enriches Wikipedia and universities, creating a world where any learner can contribute to open scholarship and education for all." Chanitra's explores Wikipedia as a tool for promoting research, media literacy and critical thinking skills in the classroom and among students. 

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, we can't wait.

Check http://www.rutgersdigitalblackness.com/ for schedule and details.