Revisiting the AfroCROWD Juneteenth Wiki Civil Rights Conference of 2020
From Ewan McAndrew
Sherry Antoine, ED AfroCROWD.org (host)
Alexandria Lockett, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Spelman College
Brandon Sullivan, Wiki Caribbean Communications
Linda Fletcher, AfroCROWD Community organizer
Laurie Bridges, Oregon State University
Olushola Olaniyan, Wkimedia Nigeria
Rosie Stevenson Goodnight, Women in Red
Adele Vrana, Whose Knowledge
With words from Anasuya Sengupta, Whose Knowledge?
Pete Forsyth, News On Wiki NOW
Euphemia Uwandu, Wiki VibranceAbstract
This session revisits the AfroCROWD Juneteenth Wiki Civil Rights Conference of 2020. The agenda features a brief reflection from the moderator, as well as an invitation for participants to do a short free-writing activity that serves two purposes.
1) It is designed to give everyone an opportunity to document their questions/comments for the panelists.
2) It enables us to address any questions that we don't get to during the panel and continue connecting with our audience.
At least 20-25 minutes will be devoted to an interactive Q/A with our panel of guests from the Wikimedia Movement who advocate for knowledge equity and recognize the importance of discussing Wikipedia in the civil rights context. A resource list and panelist contact information will be shared at the end of the event.Session Outcomes
The session aims to create a contemporary narrative about the relationship between Wikipedia and Civil Rights. Participants and panelists are encouraged to have a substantive conversation about the significance of Wikipedia to our understanding of the Black historical narrative of civil rights. This discussion will include varying perspectives from guest partners from the original conference, whose own Wikipedia experiences might inspire the audiences' engagement with digital activism. Guests are prepared to highlight projects and opportunities, as the discussion unfolds, to further advance the development of notable BIPOC content and editorial participation on Wikipedia.