Weeksville Weekend Women’s History Month Wikipedia-thon
Mar
9
12:00 PM12:00

Weeksville Weekend Women’s History Month Wikipedia-thon

Weeksville, Wikipedia, and Columbia University are pleased to bring you the Weeksville Weekend Women’s History Month Wikipedia-thon. The aim of this Women’s History Month event is to understand the challenges facing women and explore solutions. After the panel, there will be a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to learn how to use Wikipedia to improve content about women, and in light of Weeksville Weekend particularly information on women’s contribution to freedom colonies like Weeksville. Wikipedia is the world's largest site for knowledge, the world’s largest encyclopedia, and the 5th most visited website.

 Moderated by #WikiHBCU/DIO co-founder & Columbia's first Wikipedia Fellow, Wikimedian-In-Residence (WiR) and Visiting Scholar Darold Cuba, the panel includes an equitable array of voices of parity from different fields, identities and gender perspectives exploring these issues through their own work.

Edit-a-thon: 12-4 PM

  • Registration at 11:30 AM 

  • Panel starts at 12:00 PM

  • A Wikipedia training session will begin at 1:15 PM

  • We will take a group photo at 3:30 PM and have time for reflections and feedback 

PANELISTS:

  1. Obden Mondesir, Weeksville’s Oral History Project Manager

  2. Nida Khan, journalist and producer 

  3. Samaria Haysbert,#WikiHBCU/DIO cofounder & Columbia HBCU Fellow

  4. Rachel Cuba, #WikiHBCU/DIO co-founder & AfroCrowd DC

  5. Amir Baradaran, An0ther{AI}ra Summit founder & Little Haiti Knight Foundation project creator

  6. Miriam Grill, An0ther{AI}ra producer & Columbia MFA Theatre candidate

  7. Abigail Napp, CUNY Journalism MA candidate

  8. Alissa Rae Funderburk, Deputy Director; Columbia Life Histories

  9. Erika Lively, Researcher; Brooklyn Museum, “Losts Ghosts of the Dry” (Nicodemus, KS) creator

  10. Nemo Chen, #WikiHBCU/DIO co-founder & AfroCROWD DC

Wikipediathon (Edit-a-thon and training)

How to prepare before the Wikipedia editing training workshop edit-a-thon

  • 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 sources 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.

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Inspired by Malcolm X: Healing and Self-Determination Through the 4MX Greenhouse
Feb
9
11:45 AM11:45

Inspired by Malcolm X: Healing and Self-Determination Through the 4MX Greenhouse

In this special edition of Weeksville Weekends for Black History Month 2019, A Blade of Grass Fellow Jordan Weber will present his project 4 Malcolm X Greenhouse, centered around a greenhouse he built on the foundation of Malcolm X’s birth home in North Omaha, Nebraska. Inspired by Malcolm X’s legacy of self-empowerment and determination, the project provides a space for the North Omaha community to grow food and medicinal plants, engage in spiritual and contemplative practices, and to push back against poverty and pollution to build sustainable economies. A community conversation hosted by Weber, Weeksville Heritage Center staff, and Weeksville Artists-in-Residence Mendi + Keith Obadike will follow. Audiences are then invited to experience interactive sessions with other NYC-based initiatives doing similar work.

Audiences will also have an opportunity to visit the exhibition Mendi + Keith Obadike’s  Utopias: Seeking For A City, a sound and video installation that will be on display in our 1860s house through April 13. The installation asks visitors to think about the songs and stories that inspired African-Americans to create Black towns like Weeksville.  For more information on the installation is here: http://www.weeksvillesociety.org/utopias

These activities will be complemented as always by hands-on art making workshops for youth and tours of the Historic Hunterfly Road Houses at Weeksville.


Schedule

11:45

Ocean drum healing sound demonstration with Sheps Hetep Ancestral Music

12:15

Salah prayer session

12:30

Opening statements & history of Malcolm X in Brooklyn by Weeksville staff; presentation of 4MX Greenhouse by Jordan Weber, followed by community conversation with Mendi + Keith Obadike & Weeksville staff

1:30

Moon Mother Apothecary founder Suhaly Bautista-Carolina offers a presentation on ancestral plant medicine followed by a tea tasting & market

2:00

Brooklyn Zen Center offers two guided meditation sessions on undoing racism

2:00

House tours of the Historic Hunterfly Road Houses at Weeksville

2:30

Brooklyn Zen Center offers two guided meditation sessions on undoing racism

3:00

Studio Squared: Intention Beading Workshop with The Black School – Session #1 –  The Studio Museum in Harlem and ABOG Fellows The Black School co-present two beading workshops that invite participants to create intention beads inspired by Malcolm X's legacy of community healing and self-determination. These workshops offer a space to create tangible objects that hold the promise of intentional future actions.

3:00

House tours of the Historic Hunterfly Road Houses at Weeksville

3:00

DanceAfrica community dance workshop

4:00

House tours of the Historic Hunterfly Road Houses at Weeksville

4:30

Studio Squared: Intention Beading Workshop with The Black School – Session #2 –  The Studio Museum in Harlem and ABOG Fellows The Black School co-present two beading workshops that invite participants to create intention beads inspired by Malcolm X's legacy of community healing and self-determination. These workshops offer a space to create tangible objects that hold the promise of intentional future actions.

4:30

365 Days of Black Resilience—Honoring and embodying the humanity and value of Black life is a lifelong investment that needs all of us. Adaku Utah of Harriet’s Apothecary will host a session to explore resilience practices that honor Black lives, from abolition to deep impactful listening, to getting in the right relationship with the Earth and so much more.

5:15

Ocean drum healing sound demonstration with Sheps Hetep Ancestral Music

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