Meetup/UNC/African Diaspora Women Artists

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WHEN: Thursday, April 7, from 5:00 to 9:00p.m. Come when you can, stay as long as you'd like!

WHERE: Stone Center Library, on the third floor of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

WHO: Anyone!

  • Experienced or new Wikipedians (We will provide assistance with Wikipedia formatting and syntax.)
  • Amateur historians or research pros (We will have a selection of University Library resources and a reference desk staffed by librarians to help you with research. We can also pull additional materials from the Collection as needed.)
  • UNC faculty, staff, and students.

WHAT TO BRING: A laptop. We'll help you access the University's wireless network.

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU ARRIVE: Volunteers will be there to greet you at the entrance to the Stone Center.

Parking should be available and free in most University parking lots near the library, unless marked as reserved for a special event. The Stone Center Library website has directions and more detailed parking information.

WILL THERE BE FOOD? The most important question! Yes, we will provide food and drink.

WILL I HAVE A SOUVENIR OF MY EXPERIENCE?? Sure. We've got some Stone Center and Wikipedia swag for you.

Participating Remotely[edit]

There are ways to participate remotely! We'll be updating the topic list in real time, with editors signing next to articles they're working on, so anyone with a Wikipedia account can log on and do the same. We'll also be available during the event for comments and questions on Twitter @stonecenterlib (using the hashtag #wikiNC), and on our Facebook page. You can direct message us on Twitter or comment on the Facebook event post with reference questions.

We welcome remote participants, and hope these options will allow you to participate!

Suggested Topics[edit]

Telling Our Stories of Home (TOSH)

The following are topics related to Telling Our Stories of Home, a 6-day conference/festival focused on celebrating African-Diaspora communities, studies, and art.

  • Create a page for TOSH
  • Create or update pages for TOSH presenters
    • Artists without pages:
      • Hope Azeda
      • Shirley Campbell Barr
      • Nazik Hammad
      • Malika Ndlovu
      • Lucía Méndez Rivas
      • Luciane Ramos-Silva
      • Girija P. Siddi
      • Amanda E. Tumusiime
      • Deborah A. Fortune
      • Naimah Fuller
      • Joanne Hershfield
      • Stefanie Jackson
      • Geeta Kapur
      • Mamyrah Prosper
      • Pearl T. Robinson
      • Nikkole Salter
      • Carlos Schröder
      • Ula Yvette Taylor
      • Cristal Chanelle Truscott
      • Miea A. Walker
      • Belinda Deneen Wallace
      • Heather Andrea Williams -- Anna
      • Harlem KW Project
      • La Tasha Stephens
      • Shabutaso Inc.
      • Aya Shabu
      • Teli Shabu
    • Artists with existing pages:
  • Create or update pages for films, books, plays, etc. by TOSH presenters
    • The Witches of Gambaga by Yaba Badoe
    • Home by Naimah Fuller
    • Our Own Home by Sophia Nahli Allison
  • Update the appropriate list of African Americans with TOSH presenters
  • Update the List of African American art
  • Update the List of topics related to the African diaspora page

Other Topics of Interest

The following are additional topics that Stone Center Library staff have identified as needing attention, but participants are encouraged to pursue their own interests as well. Hyperlinked sub-topics already have Wikipedia articles, but may need citations or more information. Main headings e.g. 'African Art' have been hyperlinked for reference.

Some of these topics are mentioned briefly in other articles, so if you create a new article, try to search for that topic in Wikipedia so that you can create links back to your work.

Related Events[edit]

Keep an eye on this list of edit-a-thons and meet-ups happening at UNC and in Durham for the latest news and updates on related events.

Event Outcomes[edit]

We created the following articles: