AfroCROWD Goals and Measures Updated to Final Report 2018
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Goal: Maintain existing community in the United States and support factors of growthStatusNotes
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Continue to work on integration and cross-fertilization of existing Afrocrowd community to the broader movementDone!Ongoing, please see Program Story
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4-5 Afrocrowders attend Wikimania 2017, especially Linda Foster, one of our most prolific membersDone!5 Afrocrowders attended Wikimania 2017 with AfroCROWD, this not only included Linda, but Kelly Foster, AfroCROWD's UK organizer, Rajene Harteman , a librarian AfroCROWDer, Wynnie Lamour, award winning AfroCROWDer, professor and speaker at Wikiconference North America 2016, along with our program manager Sherry Antoine.
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4-5 Articles in blogs, local or national press (one under way in Barnard Magazine)Done!Check out our press list in the mid-term and final reports!
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Hold an editathon or translathon per trimesterDone!We had a great time doing this and joining fellow organizers in ths goal. Check out our Dashboard campaign!
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Generate a monthly newsletter of US and UK editathons and Wikipedia events of interest to the target groupDone!AfroCROWD has continued in this area to produce the AfroCROWD newsletters now reaching over 2,500 contacts with a readership on point or above similar outreach campaigns.
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Continued maintenance of mailing list and launch and maintenance of a cross-continental Afrocrowd google groupDone!We launched the AfroCROWD International Google Group
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Support and encourage Wikipedia-related efforts by members of the communityDone!See our Program Story!
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At least one trainee editor organizes editathon independentlyDone!We have a UK editor and LA editor working on this for Black History Month in February and have added 2 new Wiki Coaches who are AfroCROWDers. Please also see our Program Story. AfroCROWD UK organized an event.
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Develop toolkit and Training video for those in target group who want to hold editathons independentlyDone!In December, we began filminng for our video tutorials which are now complete (note: low resolution copy).
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Continue fostering awareness of Afrocrowd and of our availability as a resource nationally and globally through near daily engagement on social mediaDone!Our engement has grown by hundreds of followers on social media. Twitter for example by more than 350 followers this period.
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Measure: Over 50 new people in target group follow us on Social MediaDone!We have surpassed that margin by more than 300 followers.
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Overall on-wiki measures:
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About 100 articles or photos uploaded for the year (including some in other languages spoken in the African diaspora)Done!221 according to Dashboard
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Over 100 people attend editathonsDone!207 according to Dashboard
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Over 100 people hear presentations at conferences or when we are invited to presentDone!Lead session of online WebJunction course, all also have access to the recording (235 registered for the course), Legacy of 1804 Radio Show, Lead event at Allied Media Conference (15), Lead minority Languages working group at Wikimedia Diversity Conference (10). Keynote at WikiConference North America (85+), Panel Discussion at Wikimania 2017 (50+) and part of UnConferences there,
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Over 100 people edit Wikipedia with usDone!207 according to Dashboard, with 171 new to us
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Goal: Support establishment of an AfroCROWD community in the UK
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Monthly meeting and ongoing email contact with Kelly Foster, experienced London-based Wikipedian and Afrocrowd organizer in the UKDone!We have established the relationship and contact and have held meetings. Kelly also joined us for Wikimania. We are working on a coming event in 2018 and have also included an LA partner. Meeting will be held on an as needed basis for planning.
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Attendance, in-person meeting and joint presentation with Kelly at Wikimania 2017 in MontrealDone!Kelly was active at Wikimania Montreal and we enjoyed meeting and presenting with her there.
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Collaborate on adaptation of US model to UKDone!This is ongoing and we are enjoying the growth in this area with AfroCROWD UK Lead Organizer, Kelly Foster
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Serve as an ongoing resource to Kelly and offer support for navigation of the broader Wikimedia bureaucracyDone!We enjoy working with Kelly and connect online and via conference call and video call regularly
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Explore and research expansion to other European metropolises with large afrodescendant community such as ParisDone!We are currently connected to potentials in Spain and France
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Collaborate with Kelly on the creation of an Afrocrowd user groupDone!We have submitted our application
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Goal: Establish a cross-continental program for documenting monuments to the Transatlantic Slave Trade
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Explore logistics for collaboration between Afrocrowd (UK and US) and two user groups in AfricaDone!AfroCROWD UK is well underway and we are helping to organize AfroCinema month with African Wikipedians on the continent
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Research US Monuments to transatlantic slave trade and availability on Wikimedia CommonsNAWe learned from the Foundation that we could not use the funds this cycle for this aspect of the project so we are looking into revisiting. We understimated copyright and licensing difficulties with uploading photos of US monuments to wikimedia commons. After much deliberation, members of the grants team at WMF hesitated to give us the green light in allocating WNYC grant funds indexed for Afrocrowd to expenses in countries such as Ghana and Nigeria. We then explored covering those expenses through rapid grants requested by Ghana and Nigeria user groups but that proved to be another dead end in part because potential African partners had already reached their quota of rapid grants.
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Depending on findings, add 10-15 photos of non-documented monuments to WkiCommons, possibly culminating in event or contestNAWe learned from the Foundation that we could not use the funds this cycle for this aspect of the project so we are looking into revisiting. We understimated copyright and licensing difficulties with uploading photos of US monuments to wikimedia commons. After much deliberation, members of the grants team at WMF hesitated to give us the green light in allocating WNYC grant funds indexed for Afrocrowd to expenses in countries such as Ghana and Nigeria. We then explored covering those expenses through rapid grants requested by Ghana and Nigeria user groups but that proved to be another dead end in part because potential African partners had already reached their quota of rapid grants.
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Goal: Research Wikipedians in the Caribbean
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Create a list of Wikipedians in the Caribbean and open channels of communication75%We explored the mechanisms to help foster networking of Wikipedians in the Carribean, and opened channels of communication where possible and learned from a Foundation staff memeber that there are challenges to identifying existing Carribean Wikipedians based on on-wiki tools at present. We are already reaching some of the most engaged Carribean Diiaspora Wikipedians. We have also established communications with a University in the Carribean interested in Wikipedia training.
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Explore mechanisms to help foster networking of Wikipedians in the regionDone!We explored the mechanisms to help foster networking of Wikipedians in the Carribean and learned from a Foundation staff memeber that there are challenges to identifying existing Carribean Wikipedians based on on-wiki tools at present. We have every confidence that in deepening our networks with potential affiliates in the western worls, we are already reaching Carribean Diaspora Wikipedians.
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Known Calendar Items
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2017
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June: Detroit, Michigan Allied Media Conference / AfroCROWD RADLam Oral history capture and Wikipedia Edit-a-thonDone!Great event! This was a great event as we broaden our oral history exploration efforts.
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July: BLERD Wikipedia Edit-a-thonDone!BLERD City has been a great partner.
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August: Wikicon North America Attendance and Wikimania Conference PresentationDone!These were both successful and we were excited to have AfroCROWDers join us!
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October: AfroCROWD Tutorial Video productionDone!Working on final touches, but overall, this is about to be completed for the coming cycle
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December: Kwanzaa Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at African Burial Grounds 12/27Done!**Replaced by Street Culture Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Ace Hotel NYC 12/16/17
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2018
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January: Wikipedia Day 1/16Done!AfroCROWDers were very active
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February: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Annual Edit-a-thonDone!Successful event
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March: Collaboration with Art + FeminismDone!Successful collaboration and event. We love getting to work with Art + Feminism
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