AfroCROWD at Wiki Indaba Ghana

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. 

 

Librarian Edit-a-thon with NYBLC 10/2, 1-5pm at the Brooklyn Library

 

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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 is part of the United Nation's Women Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on August 12th, International Youth Day

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 AfroCROWD at the AfroLatino Festival NYC July 8th, 9:30am-12:30pm @ the Schomburg Center, Harlem

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!

Juneteenth Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Today, June 17th, 756 Chapel St. New Haven, CT

Click here to Sign up  to the June 17th Wikipedia Edit-a-thon with AfroCROWD and Americorps VISTA PAVE New Haven celebrating Juneteeth Emancipation Day.  

AfroCROWD is beaming to Connecticut for the first time, joining up with Americorps VISTA PAVE New Haven for our next Wikipedia editor training session or "edit-a-thon" June 17th, 10am-2pm, at the Happiness Lab at the Grove, 756 Chapel St. in New Haven, CT.

We will be celebrating Juneteenth, Emancipation Day, by adding and editing Wikipedia articles on important figures and events in Afro-Descendant history the popular information source and world's 7th most visited website. Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery.

All levels of Wikipedia editing knowledge are welcome, as well as all languages. Articles can be on any significant event in Afro-Descendant history and struggle for emancipation worldwideBring a laptop, bring a friend, we will also provide help for participants who are new to editing....

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