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February 7th & 8th: AfroCROWD – Intro to Wikimedia & How to Edit Wikipedia 101

01.28.15

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Against the backdrop of Black History Month, this workshop seeks to further the International Decade for People of African Descent’s development and education goals and Wikimedia’s goal of increasing its reach. Technology companies Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo and Twitter have recently reported that their workforce is 2% Black,  a figure non-proportionate to the 13% of Blacks living in the United States.  The Black Twitter phenomenon shows that Afrodescendants have successfully capitalized on social media as an organizing tool.  Exposing more Afrodescendants to Wikimedia has the potential to take this foray a step further and open up a gateway into actual careers in the technology field. Beyond it all workshop participants will find that editing Wikipedia alone or as a group is a constructive and rewarding way to build community, network and spend time online.

The workshops will be the first in a series of activities by Afro Free Culture Crowdsourcing Wikimedia (AfroCROWD), a new initiative which seeks to increase the number of people of African Descent who actively partake in the Wikimedia and free knowledge, culture and software movements. The workshops are open to all Afrodescendants including but not limited to individuals who self-identify as African, African-American, Afro-Latino, Biracial, Black, Black-American, Caribbean,  Garifuna, Haitian or West Indian.

Click here for more information and to RSVP.

 

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October 24th & 25th : Haitian Creole Symposium at Brooklyn College

10.08.14

Don’t miss the Haitian Creole Symposium at Brooklyn College on Friday, October 24th from 6-9pm & Saturday, October 25th from 10am-6pm.

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Archive : Selebrasyon! New York’s Celebration of Haitian Art & Culture

07.17.14

Selebrasyon program coverConsisting of forty days worth of Haitian arts & culture, this large-scale Haitian arts festival was the first of its kind in New York City. With 22 events presenting the works of artists residing in New York, Haiti, and other parts of the Diaspora Haiti Cultural Exchange brought together over 100 modern and traditional artists, a majority of whom were emerging or unknown and whose work represents their extreme talent and innovation.

Kicking off with Selebrasyon! Opening Night and the Haitian Flag Day Selebrasyon! all the way to the No Passport Party finale, the festival gave artists a platform to present what’s cutting edge in Haitian art and offered nearly 4,000 participants an opportunity to experience their craft and engage with our community. Selebrasyon! could not have been possible without YOU! HCX extends our thanks to all of the artists, attendees and institutions that helped create the memorable moments that made Selebrasyon! a dynamic showcase of Haitian heritage.

To view a full list of the Selebrasyon! Community & Media Partners, Sponsors, and to learn more about Selebrasyon! CLICK HERE!

See what Caribbean Life had to say about Selebrasyon!
To view the full Selebrasyon! program, CLICK HERE!
To see photos from Selebrasyon!, CLICK HERE!
For videos of the festival,CLICK HERE!

 

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November 14-15: Third Annual NAHP Conference

07.17.14

NAHP Conference

Join NAHP (National Association of Haitian Professionals) November 14th & 15th at Harvard University for their third annual conference on Haiti. Partnering with JDT Foundation, Haiti Business Week (HBW), Harvard Haitian Alliance (HHA), GRAHN-Monde Foundation and the Embassy of Haiti in Washington, DC, this conference is designed as a platform for all students, professionals and experts of all sectors to come together and take part in catalytic conversations geared towards the advancement of Haiti. The purpose of this conference is to unpack the issues of Haiti and its Diaspora and all their subparts. Moreover, interrelated issues will be analyzed and focus will be placed on the areas of intersection.

For more information, and to register for this event, please visit http://nahpconference.org/

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