June 2017 Opportunities & News
Learn to edit Wikipedia at these exciting events:

"Collecting Resistance: Histories of Social Justice in Detroit"

Wikipedia Editathon and Oral History Capture at the Allied Media Conference, Detroit

When: Sunday, June 18th, 2017, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Where: Wayne State University, State Hall Room 137, Detroit, MI

Not in Detroit? - No worries, edit with us online

AfroCROWD is headed to Detroit for the Allied Media Conference, an exciting gathering of changemakers from all over the country happening June 15-18th at Wayne State university, Detroit, Michigan. Join us in person or online for a Wikipedia learn-to-edit-a-thon and oral history capture focused on curating the history of civil rights and social justice movements in Detroit through firsthand and researched accounts.

Afro Free-Culture Crowdsourcing Wikimedia (AfroCROWD) and the Radical, Libraries, Archives and Museums track (RadLAM) invite participants to share testimonies at an oral history listening Station, or get trained on how to add and edit articles on Wikipedia. Wikipedia coaches and members of RadLAM will be on-hand to help.

Learn more about the Allied Media Conference here.

*For those attending in person, please bring a laptop and register for a Wikipedia account ahead of the event. You can also edit alongside of us the day of the event via the AfroCROWD Wiki meetup page.

Other Wikipedia Happenings

Flash opportunity to connect with the Hip Hop Hacks community starting this weekend!

Hip Hop Hacks Monthly Music Hackathon

Saturday June 10, 2017, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm (wiki workshop 2-4 pm)
at Spotify, 45 W 18th St, 3rd Floor

Join us on Saturday, June 10th for Hip Hop Hacks at the Monthly Music Hackathon including Wikipedia participation in a general hacking event. The theme this time is hip hop.

Note that this is a general hackathon and not exclusively a Wikipedia event. There will be a Wikipedia workshop there from 2-4 pm for anyone who wants to learn to edit.

Some people at this event are producing audio and wish to share it. Wikipedia editors are invited to help them upload this audio and integrate it into relevant Wikipedia articles.

The hackathon is being introduced to us in association with the Wikipedia presentation happening at the
International Conference of Auditory Display in Pennsylvania.

Important>> Please sign up so security will let you in!

The Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon NYC will be held Thursday June 22, 2017 at the Museum of Modern Art.

Themes for this event include art related to HIV/AIDS activism and on LGBTQ artists of the African Diaspora as part of the Black Lunch Table project.

This is the third annual Wiki Loves Pride editathon at MoMA - see 2015 edition and 2016 edition.

Wikimania 2017
Join us! August 9-13, 2017 in Montréal, Canada.
Wikimania 2017, the 13th annual international conference of the Wikimedia movement, is being held August 9-13, 2017 in Montréal, Canada. This is an action packed, fun, global conference of all things Wikipedia that is open to the public. Each year the conference is held in a new country. This year, we are happy to have it in our back yard.

Whether you actively edit Wikipedia, mostly enjoy reading the content, have thought of doing more with Wikipedia, or are just curious about the free knowledge movement, Wikimania is for you. Learn more about Wikimania 2017 here. More registration information coming soon.

WikiConference North America 2017

We are pleased to announce that WikiConference North America 2017 will be held in Montreal on Wednesday and Thursday, August 9-10th as a pre-conference to Wikimania (Friday-Sunday August 11-13th).August 9-10 in Montreal, Canada
  • Wednesday, August 9th: Culture Crawl at various cultural institutions in Montreal. Focus: galleries, libraries, archives, museums, and monuments.
  • Thursday, August 10th: This day will be full of programming, with a keynote, tracks, and lightning talks followed by the official Wikimania kick-off reception that evening at the conference venue, Le Centre Sheraton Montreal.

Interested in providing feedback and helping make WikiConference great? We've set up a quick feedback form for you to send us your ideas; also feel free to e-mail us at info@wikiconference.org.

For more info head to: Website - Twitter - Facebook

Don't miss the Wiki-Train!

On August 8, Wikimedia New York City is planning a Adirondack Wiki-Train Ride, a special pre-conference train ride from New York City to Montreal. This is a day-long train trip mostly through the beautiful Upstate New York countryside (8:15 am - 7:11pm). If you are interested in attending, check out the event page and sign up!

We are also working on getting low cost accomodation for the conference. Right now they are as low as $40/night. Stay tuned.
Recent Events

Brooklyn Library Skillshare

In May, AfroCROWD was pleased to participate in the fourth annual Skillshare at the Info Commons of the Brooklyn Library. We joined technologists, designers, and other free culture supporters for a day of learning through workshops, demonstrations and presentations by people from throughout the New York City area.

to the Brooklyn Library organizers for another successful event.

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Afro Free Culture Crowdsourcing Wikimedia (AfroCROWD) is an initiative which seeks to increase the number of people of African Descents who actively partake in the Wikimedia and free knowledge, culture and software movements. Since its launch during Black Wiki History Month in 2015, AfroCROWD has sensitized thousands in its target audience about free culture crowdsourcing and the need to close the multicultural and gender gaps in Wikipedia. AfroCROWD has also held monthly multilingual edit-a-thons in partnership with renowned cultural institutions, museums, galleries, educators, libraries, and archives in the New York Metro area and beyond. AfroCROWD has also trained future trainers in the target community.
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