Schomburg releases "Black LIfe Matters" Edit-a-thon video highlighting AfroCROWD

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture released a video highlighting our Black Life Matters Wikipedia edit-a-thon.

The event focused on notable figures and events in Black History, and marked AfroCROWD's one year anniversary.

Take a look at the video here, you may see some familiar faces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd6biduoA-k

You can also join AfroCROWD Saturday, February 27th from 12-3pm at the Hostos Center for Art and Culture, 450 Grand Concourse in the Bronx for the BRONX:AFRICA Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to experience it for yourself. RSVP here.

       

AfroCROWD Schomburg Edit-a-thon Featured in Voices of New York. Listen to the story here

Voices of New York News, an online media magazine that "serves as a bridge between mainstream society and immigrant communities and communities of color" in the New York City area, is featuring AfroCROWD's recent Black Life Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in it's 

AfroCROWD 1 Year Anniversary Marked with Success at Filled Schomburg Black Life Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Congratualtions to all of the new Wikipedians and a big thank you to all of the Wikimedia New York volunteers who helped make the Schomburg Black Life Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Black History a great success. 

AfroCROWD's Next Wikipedia Editation to be at the Hostos Center For the Arts Feb. 27th, 12-3pm

AfroCROWD's Next Wikipedia Editation will with the Bronx Arts Council

February 27th, 12pm-3pm @

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture

450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451

AfroCROWD is excited about this event which will focus on the history of Afro-descendants in the Bronx.

RSVP Here

AfroCROWD's First Edit-a-thon for 2016 Slated at Famed Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Harlem NYC

                     RSVP Here

AfroCROWD.org has planned a great year ahead with a lot of fantastic events and edit-a-thons in store.  For our first Wikipedia edit-a-thon for 2016, Saturday, February 6th, from 12-5PM at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, we celebrate AfroCROWD's one year anniversary and return to where we started a year ago, Black Wiki History Month. We will reconnect with a focus on Black Life Matters for an empowering day-long edit-a-thon on notable events and people in Afro-descendant history.....

 

Dec. 13th is the Final AfroCROWD Wikipedia edit-a-thon of 2015. Join us all day (1-5pm) at the Brooklyn Library for this Year-End Event!

 It´s been a great year at AfroCROWD. Thank you for sharing it with us!  Join us for our 2015 Year-End Wikipedia edit-a-thon, December 13th, 1-5pm at the the Brooklyn Public Library as we close out and celebrate the year. Free light refreshments all day. Feel free to bring friends. It´s a great time to connect with new Wikipedians and old. The focus topic this session is Black film and film makers.

AfroCROWD to be featured in Crowd Consortium

Crowd Consortiumhttp://www.crowdconsortium.org/afrocrowd-brings-a-diversity-of-voices-to-wikipedia/

Afrocrowd is a new initiative which seeks to increase the number of people of African Descent who actively partake in the Wikimedia and free knowledge, culture and software movements.

Above, Executive Director Alice Backer explains why diversity is so important in crowdsourcing initiatives in this advance look at our interview.

Stay tuned until next week when we release the full interview.......

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