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Houston Afrofuturism Book Club - Black History Month Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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SAiD Pan African Library

12126 Westheimer Road

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Houston, TX 77077

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We're continuing our Afrofuturism book club here in Houston where we mainly read short stories. See some of our past reads here: https://jaisonoliver.com/2019/08/09/houston-afrofuturism-book-club-recap-august-2019/

Next up for Black History Month we're switching gears a bit and holding a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon! We will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of visual artists from the African Diaspora. Please bring your laptop, power cord, and enthusiasm!

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. A brief overview of the basics of Wikipedia editing will be given at the start of the edit-a-thon. We will have resources and a list of suggested artists, cultural creators, and institutions on hand.

Join us at the new SAID Pan African Library at 12126 Westheimer Road on Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. No experience is required and you don't have to stay the whole time.

Wikipedia is a well-known and widely used global resource, yet content is skewed by the lack of diversity in race, ethnicity, and gender of average Wikipedia contributors.

If you're not getting emails and want to stay updated on the book club sign up here: http://jaisonoliver.eventbrite.com/

This event is organized in collaboration with Black Lunch Table and the SAID Pan-African Library. The Houston Afrofuturism Book Club is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

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