You are invited to the launch of the Wiki Oral History Afro Record-a-thon presented by Wikitongues and AfroCROWD! Sunday, August 26th, 1-5pm at LaGuardia Community College

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Join us August 26th @LaGuardia Community College, 1-5pm in room E-111 for our 1st Wiki Oral History Afro-Recordathon. Share your culture, your language or talk about an item from your ancestry you want to be documented. Share your story with the world at the Wikipedia Oral History Record-a- thon

Wikimedia coaches and oral history volunteers will be on site to collect oral history stories and knowledge for a project meant to create oral history collections on the Wiki Commons project. Volunteers will also show participants how to edit Wikipedia and help answer Wikipedia related questions. This free event is being sponsored by Wikitongues.org, AfroCROWD, Whoseknowledge? and Wikimedia NYC. Refreshments will be available. All are welcome.

Please bring your laptop. All languages welcome and levels of Wikipedia exposure welcome.

Participants are welcome to come for either or both the training and oral history capture.

AfroCROWD is headed to Wikimania, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa

AfroCROWD will join Wikimedians from all over the world at this year's Wikimania, being held for the first time in Cape Town, South Africa.
If you are at the conference, AfroCROWDers including our manager, Sherry Antoine, AfroCROWD UK leader, Kelly Foster, and AfroCROWD Los Angeles leader Kai Alexis Smith will present at different portions of the conference including at our presentation on AfroCROWD's work in the African Diaspora on Saturday, July 21st in the Esino Lario event space at the conference at noon. We are pleased to have AfroCROWDer and growing Wikipedia coach Linda Fletcher along with us over these next few days. 

Click here to learn more about Wikimania 2018

From the site: Wikimania is the annual conference celebrating all the free knowledge projects hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation and a long list of Wikimedia projects, with three days of conferences, discussions, meetups, training, and workshops. Hundreds of volunteers and Free Knowledge leaders from around the world gather to discuss issues, report on new projects and approaches, and exchange ideas.

The theme of Wikimania 2018 is "Bridging knowledge gaps: the Ubuntu way forward," with the aim of focusing on what and who is still missing from our sum of all human knowledge, and building shared strategies to bridge these collective gaps.

This year's Wikimania will be held at the Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, from 18th July to 22nd July 2018. All are welcome, whether you're an expert, enthusiast, beginner, or just curious!

We can't wait!! You can also check it out via the hashtags #Wikimania and #AfroCROWD over the coming days.

 

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)​

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