Submissions:2019/Caribbean Translatathon

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This submission has been accepted for WikiConference North America 2019.



Title:

Caribbean Translatathon

Theme:

Reliability of Information
+ Relationship Building & Support
+ Inclusion and Diversity
+ Editor Recruitment & Retention
+ Tech & Tools

Type of session:

Panel

Abstract:

The Wikimedians of the Caribbean Usergroup is a Wikimedia user group for the peoples of the Caribbean and the Caribbean Diaspora, bringing together cultures and languages, and also the communities with their diasporas. We are excited to be welcomed to Wiki Conference North America. We actually began meeting in earnest during Wiki Conference North America, Ohio in 2018. We would like one of our first events as a Wikimedia User Group at the conference to be an edit-a-thon aimed at translating information about the Caribbean into different languages, a Wikipedia Translatathon. This would be with our partners, which include LaGuardia Community College professors and students from New York, the AfroCROWD User Group, and members of Wiki Edu.  We would like to hold the event during Wiki Conference North America, which is where we first met as a forming group last year in Ohio. It would be meaningful to hold this event there and we are excited.

Academic Peer Review option:

No

Author name:

Sherry Antoine

E-mail address:

Shrryantoine@gmail.com

Wikimedia username:

shanluan

Affiliated organization(s):

Wikimedians of the Caribbean, AfroCROWD, Wikimedia New York City

Estimated time:

3-4 hours

Preferred room size:

Medium

Special requests:

Need computers, tables, podium, laptop with hdmi hookup and chord for presentation, microphone, wifi connection

Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?:

yes

If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)

Yes