2022:Submissions/AfroCROWD Mixer

From Wikimania

  • Language: English
  • Status: Live

Speaker(s)[edit source]

Host: Sherry Antoine, AfroCROWD.org, Wikimedians of the Caribbean User Group
Special guests: Olushola Olanyian, Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation
Euphemia Uwandu, Wiki Vibrance
Grey Matter, Lulu Game, MyCom DAO
Ian Ramjohn, Wiki Caribbean

Abstract[edit source]

This fun, engaging social hour will be a chance for newcomers to hear encouraging community voices from the movement in allyship with the African Diaspora. Like AfroCROWD mixers in the past (our year-end celebrations for example), this event is a celebratory time to look back at the work of AfroCROWD, but also a time to connect with partners and others in the movement and beyond on what lies ahead. We plan, for example, to converse with partnering members of groups like Wikimedians of the Caribbean, Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation and other projects like Wiki Vibrance and partners in exciting efforts taking place in relation to Africa. We will also hear from African developers of the language game Lulu. Bring a snack and a beverage for a toast to Wikimania 2022 and making it to Wikimania again during these times as a global community. This will be a friendly space where we plan to use Ice Breakers and other connection activities to help both newcomers and anyone interested in engagement with or in the African Diaspora community on Wikipedia and Wikimedia to meet, learn about and support each other in our allied efforts.

Learning Outcomes[edit source]

Participants will leave having met other editors from the Wikimedia Movement
Participants will leave with an idea of some initiatives happening in or in association with the African Diaspora
Participants will leave with more excellent knowledge of the Wikimedia Movement and ways to connect within it
Participants will leave with a list of potential skills they develop as a part of the Wikimedia Movement and potential opportunities for engagement with various groups and events regarding skills development

Biography[edit source]

Sherry Antoine, MPA
Sherry Antoine is an outreach strategist and speaker committed to addressing gender and diversity gaps. Sherry is the executive director of Afro Free Culture Crowdsourcing Wikimedia (AfroCROWD) an initiative and Wikimedia User Group, which seeks to champion people of African descent on and in Wikimedia. AfroCROWD endeavors to increase awareness and pertinence of Wikimedia and free knowledge, culture, and software movements among people of African descent. Sherry is also the lead organizer of the Wikimedians of the Caribbean Wikimedia user group, dedicated to the Caribbean and its Diaspora. Finally, Sherry is a director on the board of the Internet Society of New York, whose mission is to assure the beneficial, and open evolution of the global Internet.