Wiki-Week at Queens College (4th annual edit-a-thon!)

We are excited to invite announce that the Queens College Libraries will be holding a series of virtual edit-a-thons on the week of March 21. This will be our fourth annual edit-a-thon, and the second to be held virtually.   

An edit-a-thon is an event where participants come together to edit Wikipedia.  

This is for both complete newcomers and experienced Wikipedians. If you’ve never edited an article before, don’t worry! This is a friendly and approachable way to begin. Instruction and assistance are provided; we will teach you how to make edits and how to make your edits stick.  

On the week of March 21, the library will host two edit-a-thons; please feel free to attend one or both! Each meeting will have a different theme, but of course, if you have begun to edit an article in the first event, you can always continue it in the second. 

The details are as follows: 

  • QC Wiki-Week: Edit-a-thon Part I (The Civil Rights Movement in New York) 
    • Monday, March 21
    • 4:00-6:00 PM 

  • QC Wiki-Week: Edit-a-thon Part II (Monuments, Landmarks, and Public Art in Queens) 
    • Wednesday, March 23 
    • 12:00-3:00 PM 

We hope to see you there! While we can’t offer free refreshments in this online format, we can offer support and good company as we edit and create articles. Anyone from inside or outside the Queens College community is invited – faculty, students, staff, and others.   

Workshop: Open Publishing with Manifold Press

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2021, 2PM

Join us on December 10 at 2pm for a workshop on Manifold, CUNY’s very own open-source publishing platform! During our time together you will learn how Manifold is being used across our 25 campuses and become familiar with different course models for using Manifold in your classroom. You will also learn how to create a project on Manifold, add texts and multi-media resources to a project, create a reading group, and learn how to annotate and place resources in a text.

This workshop is open to the QC community and coincides with the final event in the OER Faculty Fellowship Seminar Series for Fall 2021. The OER Faculty Fellowship trains QC faculty to find, adapt, and use open and zero-textbook-cost course materials. To learn more about the fellowship, or apply for Spring 2022, visit the OER Faculty Fellowship website.

Stories from the Civil Rights Archives: The Queens College Student Help Project of 1963

Event: Thursday, December 9, 2021, 4 – 5PM EST

Queens College is known for its involvement in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, especially the Mississippi Freedom Summer in 1964. A year earlier, a lesser known, but no less important project took place, when 16 volunteers from the Queens College Student Help Project traveled to Prince Edward County, Virginia to tutor Black children who were shut out of public schools due to massive resistance to desegregation. There, they lent support to a long struggle for equal education dating back to the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision in 1954 and local, student-led activism for better schools.

In this presentation, primary sources from the archives will bring to life this important history, as documented through a year-long oral history initiative made possible by the Freda S. and J. Chester Johnson Civil Rights & Social Justice Archives Fellowship Program at the Queens College Library. Initiators/alumni of the Student Help Project will also join the event for the Q and A.

ANNIE TUMMINO is an assistant professor and head of Special Collections and Archives at the Queens College Library, where she manages over 5,000 linear feet of college records, personal papers, and rare books. She is particularly interested in preserving the social movement history of Queens College and connecting it to today’s activists and students. She received a master’s in library and information studies from Queens College in 2010 and a master’s in maritime studies from SUNY Maritime College in 2020.

VICTORIA FERNANDEZ is the museum coordinator at the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College CUNY, where she helps develop and revise exhibition content, instruct student programming, manage library and archival collections, and facilitate interactions with their Holocaust survivor support group. She graduated from Queens College in 2021 with a dual master’s degree in history and library science (MLS/MA) after receiving a BA in history and political science from the Macaulay Honors College at QC in 2018. She has held several positions within the field of archives, most recently serving as the 2020– 2021 Freda S. and J. Chester Johnson Civil Rights and Social Justice Archives Fellow at the Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives.

Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Advancement

Free Film Screening Series (Queer Cinema at QC): Monster Pies

Please join us for Queer Cinema at QC!

This monthly film screening series continues on Wednesday, October 20th, at 6pm with the film Monster Pies!

When Mike’s English teacher pairs him up for a class assignment on Romeo and Juliet with hot new kid William, Mike can’t believe his luck! As the two spend more and more time working together on a monster movie version of Bard’s classic tale, they soon realize their feelings for one another may be more powerful than either is truly ready for.

This film screening is open to everyone on Zoom, but only the first (50) fully vaccinated Queens College students may join us on campus! Masks are required. Seating will be distanced.

Free registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/MonsterPies

Space is limited.

At home, or on campus, Monster Pies is sure to tug at your heartstrings and haunt you for a long time.

Learn more about LGBTQI+ history by browsing the library’s Queer Collection.

Queer Cinema at QC is made possible because of the generous support of the New York City Council through the office of Daniel Dromm (District 25), the Office of Speaker Corey Johnson, and LaGuardia Community College, in partnership with the Queens College Office of Student Development and Leadership, the Queens College Libraries and The Summit at Queens College. Other sponsors include the Women and Gender Studies Programs at Queens College; the Gender, Love & Sexuality Alliance/GLASA at QC; the QC Arts Club, the CUNY Office of Student Inclusion Initiatives, and the Division of Student Affairs.

Queens College is a proud member of the CUNY LGBTQI+ Consortium.

Culture Watch: Halloween Update!

All weekend there are virtual games with Brooklyn Virtual Game Night. Charades, trivia, and costumes. Tickets are free but there are limited spots each night.

Friday, October 29 at 9:15pm: Rock band My Morning Jacket will be streaming their live performance from The Alabama Theatre.

Saturday, October 30 from 12-5pm: Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria hosts a doggie costume contest, as well as pumpkin carving and catapulting! Workshops lead up to the Flight of the Gourds at 2pm.

Saturday, October 30 from 6pm: The Queens Night Market season finale is going to be a Halloween themed blast! Just outside the New York Hall of Science in Corona Park, there will be trick or treating and costume prizes for children starting at 8:30. Entry and entertainment are free but the food vendors there have everything you can imagine, and all about $6 or less. I went for the first time this year, and was disappointed I hadn’t visited sooner!

Sunday, October 31 from 7pm: The Village Halloween Parade is back in Greenwich this year! This year’s theme is “Let’s Play!” It honors children as well as everyone’s inner child. The parade rolls out at 7.

Hello and Happy Autumn! Queen College is starting to buzz and that includes some exciting events from the Kupferberg Center and other departments. All listed events are free and most events are virtual, but there are some in-person options this month! Check back in later this month for some Halloween events!

Music

Sunday, October 10 at 3:00pm: Borough President Richards presents rock band Hollis Brown as part of Queens Live! This rock band was formed by Queens College alumni from Queens. Presented in part with the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, this in person event is free! Fort Totten Park, Cross Island Pkwy between Totten Ave and 15 Rd. 

Monday, October 11 at 8:00pm: Trombone Shorty is hosting Shorty Fest from the legendary New Orleans venue, Tipitinas. Other acts include Galactic and Soul Rebels. New Orleans brass at its best from its home! You can livestream it for free!

Friday, October 15 at 7:30pm: The Queens College Orchestra will be livestreaming their concert from Leshrak Concert Hall in the Aaron Copland School of Music. The program includes Gounod’s Petit Symphonie and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6.

Literature

Tuesday, October 12 at 7:00pm: Join in the conversation with award-winning author and NPR journalist Maria Hinojosa. This is a Hispanic Heritage Month event organized in collaboration with the Latin American and Latino Studies program at Queens College and presented by the Kupferberg Center. This event will be livestreamed and tickets are free. You will have the option to get a Support the Arts Ticket.

Architecture

Ongoing: Archtober is New York City’s yearly celebration of architecture and its profound impact on our lives. Most virtual talks are free which you can filter to on their events page.

Free Film Screening Series: Queer Cinema at QC!

Please join us for Queer Cinema at QC!

We will kick off this monthly film screening series on Wednesday, September 8th, at 6pm with the film Kiki!

“Kiki fluidly combines interviews on-the-street and dance-floor scenes to create an exhilarating, multifaceted portrait of ballroom participants, a number of whom are L.G.B.T. activists. Kiki is also an indelible, must-see ode to gay New York.”
-MANOHLA DARGIS, THE NEW YORK TIMES

Kiki Flyer Fall 2021Join us for a queer flick, some fun and a chance to win a prize!

This film screening is open to everyone on Zoom, but only the first (50) fully vaccinated Queens College students may join us on campus! Masks are required. Seating will be distanced.

Registration Required

At home, or on campus, Kiki is sure to excite and educate!!! Seeya there!

Learn more about LGBTQI+ history by browsing the library’s Queer Collection.

Queer Cinema at QC is made possible because of the generous support of the New York City Council through the office of Daniel Dromm (District 25), the Office of Speaker Corey Johnson, and LaGuardia Community College, in partnership with the Queens College Office of Student Development and Leadership, the Queens College Libraries and The Summit at Queens College. Other sponsors include the Women and Gender Studies Programs at Queens College; the Gender, Love & Sexuality Alliance/GLASA at QC; the CUNY Office of Student Inclusion Initiatives; and the Division of Student Affairs.

Queens College is a proud CUNY LGBTQI+ Consortium member.

SCA Lightning Talk: Disruption, Transition, Adaptation

Wondering what Special Collections and Archives (SCA) has been up to during the pandemic? Check out our recorded lighting round for the New York Archives Conference, “Disruption, Transition, Adaptation: Archivists Working Under COVID-19” featuring staff, interns, and fellows associated with the department over the last year and a half. I’m very proud of our work during this time, as well as how we supported each other as a team.  

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