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.
The Diaspora African Women's Network (DAWN) will partner with AfroCROWD for the upcoming Edit-a-thon on Oct. 25th, 1-5pm at the Brooklyn Public Library. Help lower the multicultural and gender gaps among editors of Wikipedia, >>RSVP<< today!
Click here to >>register << and check out some of the other events and panel discussions happening during the three day event, which will gather wikipedians from accross the country in the nation´s capital. AfroCROWD founder Alice Backer will deliver a talk on her groundbreaking work Saturday, October 10th at 10:30 AM at the National Archives McGowan Theatre.
Location details: WikiConference USA, Oct 9-11th at the Naitonal Archives, Washington, DC
Basquiat: Still Fly @ 55 Editathon at MoMA
In celebration of Jean-Michel Basquiat's 55th Birthday, Afrocrowd, Still Fly @ 55 and the Black Lunch Table partner with the MoMA Library to bring you a Wikipedia edit-a-thon focused on notable Black artists.
Tuesday, November 10th
6 to 8:30 PM
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Library
6th floor, 4 West 54 Street