October 25: local wiki edit-a-thon at the Oakland Is Proud Block Party!

Oakland Wiki
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12pm to 5pm
LOL – Oakland Maker Space, 1234 23rd Avenue, Oakland CA
Oakland is Proud Block Party flyer from the Eastside Arts Alliance
Oakland is Proud Block Party flyer from the Eastside Arts Alliance

In the wake of recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, local makerspace LOLspace has been searching anew for ways to address anti-black racism, police violence, and other injustices within our own communities and at large.  We are excited to announce our upcoming wiki edit-a-thon to encourage people to explore and document their neighborhoods and share resources.

On Saturday, October 25, our neighborhood is hosting a block party celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Black & Chicano arts movements. For more info, check out the Eastside Arts Alliance website and Facebook page.
During the block party we are hosting an edit-a-thon on Oakland’s very own local wiki. Folks are invited to come down, learn more about wikis and editing, and even get involved in adding or editing information about their neighborhoods, stories, and concerns.
Feel free to come as you are, but if you’d like you can bring a laptop, and you can save time by setting up an account on Oakland Wiki in advance.  
Here are some ideas we have been kicking around; but you are welcome to work on anything that interests you!
Learn how to use a wiki to…
  • document issues
  • create history
  • active guide for residents

Add information about…

  • Black history
  • block histories
  • gentrification and displacement
  • the digital divide
  • anti-racist organizations and their work
  • how to navigate city bureaucracy
  • environmental racism
  • major issues & challenges in specific neighborhoods
  • personal narratives
  • police violence tracking, responses
  • domain awareness center
  • alternatives to policing, especially bay area examples (oakland unified restorative justice program (this page includes mention of OUSD and could really be expanded: http://oaklandwiki.org/Restorative_Justice), richmond pd recent changes (does this include the Office of Neighborhood Safety gun violence counseling program? https://localwiki.org/richmond-ca/Office_of_Neighborhood_Safety))
  • ramifications of calling the police/cps/animal control
  • neighborhood histories
  • land ownership histories (eg emeryville)
  • neighborhood mailing lists & facebook groups
  • frank ogawa/oscar grant plaza
  • projected impacts of global warming in local terms
  • history (including current history) of redevelopment and redlining
  • Whatever is important to you!

Film Friday @ LOL

How about a different spin on first friday…
We’re screening local short films at LOL this friday night. Bring your short film and we’ll screen it to benefit LOL- Oaklandmakerspace. A $5 suggested contribution is requested. There will be snacks and a feature length movie to follow.

We will be hosting Film Fridays every other week through the summer and we’re looking for more filmmakers to submit work!