Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/AfroCrowd/Jazz and Harlem Edit-a-thon

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AfroCROWD Jazz and Harlem Edit-a-thon[edit]

When and Where
DateSaturday, June 23, 2018
Time1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
AddressCountee Cullen Library 104 W 136th St, New York, NY 10030 />New York City
City, StateNew York City, New York 10030
Two old timers teach two new editors

Event information[edit]

  • Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Time: 1:00pm-4:30pm
  • Location: Countee Cullen Library 104 W 136th St, New York, NY 10030
  • Subway: 135th St A train on MTA
  • Social Media: Tweet, like, comment or follow us on social media. Our hashtag/handles are #AfroCROWD @AfroCROWDit @WikimediaNYC

How to prepare[edit]

  • Bring your laptop: Editing Wikipedia is easier with a keyboard.
  • Bring a published source to cite: Suggested books and papers will be available at the event. If you like, bring an academic paper or other reliable source of information to cite, to support your addition to Wikipedia. You will use Wikipedia to distribute information from this source. Try to bring the highest quality most reputable source you can find for the information.
  • Create a Wikipedia account, if you do not have one already.
  • If you wish, take Wikipedia's own 30-minute online training and tour at The Wikipedia Adventure.

Event Agenda[edit]

We will open the area for registration at 12:30 PM, with introductions and the primary training session to start at 1:05 PM. We will have a brief time take a group photo at 3:30PM and time to share at 4:45PM. The program will end at 4:30 PM with wrap up to begin 30 minutes before that.

Agenda in Google Drive

Welcome to the Edit-a-thon![edit]

Welcome to the AfroCROWD Jazz and Harlem Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

What is Wikipedia?[edit]

Wikipedia is the fifth most visited website on earth (World Economic Forum), and the English language Wikipedia contains nearly 5.5 million articles, more than 40 million worldwide on 265 separate language sites, resulting in 16 billion page views per month.[7] (See the statistics page for more information.)

Our mission for today[edit]

Thanks for coming today and helping #MakeHistory with the #AfroCROWD initiative to help close the Wikipedia diversity gap on notable people of African Descent. Today's mission: Add at least once sentence or other contribution to Wikipedia about a notable Harlem and/or Jazz leader.

Did achieve today's goal? Tell wiki coach, and we can help check your edit(s) for you

Let’s begin:[edit]

  1. Get your account/ create a username: Please don’t use your real name. It should be 6-8 characters. If you need help, please ask a Wikimedia coach
  2. Add your user name to today’s event
  3. Listen to the training or if you are editing from home or online head here for the basics overview. Head here for a simplified tutorial.
  4. Browse Editing Ideas below and choose a topic to edit (or if you already have one skip to the next step)
  5. Edit: in short - (1) click edit (2) add a sentence (3) provide a citation (4) repeat
  6. Ask for help: Don’t worry about perfection, the Wiki Coaches are here to help you.

Editing contribution types for new Wikipedia editors:[edit]

Is this your very first time? Try this:

  • Add a biographical sentence: Start with a name, a birthday, an occupation or title,  what they famously did,  and (very importantly) a citation to verify your information from a credible source(s).

How to make a citation (bibliographical reference):[edit]

1) First, click on the pencil icon on the right to begin using "Visual Editor". Visual editor makes editing easier - like writing a school paper.

2) In Visual Editor, click on the area you want to add the citation. Then click cite. If you have a website as a source, add the website to the blank area.

If you do not have a website source, click manual and follow the prompts. Then click publish. If you have questions, ask a Wikimedia coach or go to Wikipedia:Tutorial/Citing sources.

3) Then click publish.

Editing Ideas: List of articles to create/edit[edit]

Patience Higgins

Robin Bell Stevens

Melba Joyce

Victory Boyd

Wayne Garfield

Patricia Cruz (Harlem Stage)

Lulu Fall

Deelee Dube

Lil Phillips

Tiffany Austin

Carl Bartlett, Jr.

Sylvia Cuenca

Solomon Hicks (King Solomon Hicks)

Fabio Glacalone

Berta Alloway

Marvin Sewell

Justice for Jazz Artists

Harlem Swing Dance Society



Relevant Videos and other media[edit]

Short articles to improve[edit]

Start a new article[edit]

About the Organizers[edit]

About Afro Free Culture Crowdsourcing Wikimedia (AfroCROWD): AfroCROWD is an outreach initiative which seeks to increase awareness of the Wikimedia and free knowledge, culture and software movements among potential editors of African descent. 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 editathons in partnership with cultural institutions, galleries, libraries, archives, museums (GLAM), academicians, cultural institutions and many others.

Follow us on Twitter:@AfroCROWDit, Facebook: @AfroCROWD, Instagram:@AfroCROWD or head to our website:

Wikimedia New York City

About Wikimedia NYC: Wikimedia New York City is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and local Wikimedia chapter for New York City and the New York metropolitan area. We are the regional Wikimedia chapter serving the New York metropolitan area. We help promote free access to the world's knowledge in support of Wikipedia and the other projects of the Wikimedia Foundation.

Follow us on Twitter:@WikimediaNYC

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