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.
AfroCROWD will join Wikimedia NYC and Wikipedians from around the country and the world at the United Nations, friday, August 12th for a Wikipedia edit-a-thon sponsored by the United Nations Women.
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!