Submissions:2015/Type:Presentation. Theme: Outreach. Title: "AfroCROWD - Bridging the Multicultural Gap"

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Title
"AfroCROWD - Bridging the Multicultural Gap"
Theme
Outreach
Type of submission
Presentation
Author
Alice Backer and Sherry Antoine
E-mail address
sherryantoine@gmail.com, alice.backer@gmail.com
Username
shanluan
Affiliation
AfroCROWD
Abstract
"AfroCROWD - Bridging the Multicultural Gap"

This is a 15-30 minute presentation on the AfroCROWD initiative.

This presentation will introduce participants to Afro Free Culture Crowdsourcing Wikimedia (AfroCROWD). AfroCROWD is a new initiative being sponsored by the Wikimedia Foundation which seeks to increase the number of people of African Descent who actively partake in the Wikimedia and free knowledge, culture and software movements. Since its launch in the New York City area 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 editathons in partnership with cultural institutions such as the Brooklyn Public Library, the Studio Museum in Harlem, MOMA, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and Haiti Cultural Exchange. AfroCROWD has also trained future trainers in the target community.

Length of presentation
15-30 min presentation
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