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!
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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/Boot_Camp
June 17: Wikimedia DC Diversity Conference, Washington, DC: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wikimedia-diversity-conference-registration...
June 21: Wikimania, Esinio Lario, Italy: https://wikimania2016.wikimedia.org/wiki/Registration
June 26: Central Brooklyn Culture Walk Edit-a-thon, The Brooklyn Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza: http://www.TinyURL.com/AfroCROWD626
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!
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 rutgersdigitalblackness.com/ for schedule and details.
Congratulations to AfroCROWD's founder, Alice Backer, selected to be a New York representative at Wikimedia Conference 2016, Berlin, Germany. The international conference is taking palce Friday, April 22, through Sunday, April 24, and is an annual meeting of all Wikimedia organizations worldwide (Wikimedia chapters, thematic organizations, user groups, and the Wikimedia Foundation), as well as other committees to discuss the future of the Wikimedia movement in terms of collaboration, structures and organizational development. This conference is hosted and organized by Wikimedia Deutschland (WMDE) in cooperation with the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF). #BlackgirlMagic!
AfroCROWD is headed to Hunter College Thursday, March 24th, 4:30-7:30pm for a Women's History Month Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.
Brooklyn's BRIC Television's BK LIve recently interviewed AfroCROWD.org project Manager Sherry Antoine about AfroCROWD and the need for more diversity on Wikipedia and the history behind the need for AfroCROWD.
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