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 was proud to be a featured speaker at this weekend's New York black Librarian Caucus at the Brooklyn Public Library (NYBLC).
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.......
Sunday, December 13th, 1-5pm, at the Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Paza, Brooklyn, NY whether producers, directors, or other talent in-front-of and behind the scenes, this Wikipedia edit-a-thon will put the spotlight on people of African decent who have made not
Who are the names behind these masterpieces of Afro-Art? Do you have a favorite black artist you wish the world knew more about? Do you want to learn more about black artists like Basquiat who have revolutionized art history?
Join AfroCROWD, Basquiat: Still Fly @ 55 and the Black Lunch Table this Tuesday, November 10th, 6-8:30 pm at the MoMA, NYC for our Wikipedia edit-a-thon where we will explore and tell the world about Notable Black Artists and their tremendous contribution to the world of art.
Reserve your spot at our next edit-a-thon, Tuesday November 10th 6-8:30pm at the MoMA. >>RSVP<< today!
Here is an excerpt fromthe Oct 14th edition of The Signpost: the Wikipedia Journal featuring AfroCROWD!
"The next morning I emerged from the Metro stop on Pennsylvania Avenue to the sounds of a brass and drum band playing "Poison" by Bel Biv DeVoe. It was the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, and the sidewalks and streets were filled with vibrant celebration and activity. Inside NARA, the day's keynote was delivered by Alice Backer of AfroCrowd; this is a new organization devoted to improving the representation and participation of Africans and African-Americans in Wikipedia and other open-access projects. It was important that their vital work was on center stage at this conference, and not scheduled during the concurrent sessions as an optional "diversity" session that most conference participants might skip.
AfroCROWD is featuerd in the Wall Street Journal's Oct. 11th article highlighting AfroCROWD and related Wikipedia edit-a-thons at the MoMA which the journal calls a "...part of a larger shift at MoMA as the venerable institution grapples with the sea change in which content is created and shared in the digital era. Rather than seeing the crowd-sourced encyclopedia as a natural antagonist to its curatorial authority, the museum has begun to embrace Wikipedia as a partner in a hyper-connected, ever-expanding information network." Also featured in the article is the upcoming AfroCROWD Basquiat edit-a-thon on November 10th which will focus on black artists. Read all about it! http://www.wsj.com/articles/museums-open-up-to-power-of-wiki-1444613033
The next AfroCROWD Women in the African Diaspora edit-a-thon will be held at the historic Brooklyn Central Public Libary just two Sundays from now on Oct 25th, 1-5pm. >>RSVP<< today! Childcare provided.
It looks like AfroCROWD is collecting architectural treasures. Having spoken at the National Archives for WikiCon USA this week in Washington, DC, AfroCROWD is set to hold this coming edit-a-thon in another historically significant building known the world over for its unique design, the Brookly Central Public Library....
The AfroCROWD keynote at WikiConference USA was a success. AfroCROWD founder Alice Backer, joined by AfroCROWD project manager, Sherry Antoine, spoke to a large and engaged crowd of Wikipedians on AfroCROWD's work, overall challenges and truimphs in its groundbreaking efforts lower the gender gaps among editors of Wikipedia.