Educator, engineer, and community organizer, Jaison Oliver, checks in with CAMH Public Programs Coordinator, YET Torres, about Houston Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons and facilitating the Houston Afrofuturism Book Club during the Covid-19 pandemic.
About the Series
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we’re doing everything we can to flatten the curve — but even though the museum is closed, and we’re working from home, we still talk to artists around the world every day. Here in Houston, in Italy, in China, in San Francisco … artists, like all of us, are weathering the coronavirus personally and professionally.
We will bring these conversations with artists — wherever they are — to wherever you are.
About Jaison Oliver
Jaison Oliver is an educator and an organizer with the BLMHTX/ImagiNoir Collective, building collaborative spaces in order to imagine and create more equitable communities where Black people can thrive. He works with local and national organizations to fill multicultural and gender gaps in contemporary art history through Wikipedia Edit-a-thons. Jaison blogs at MyHoustonEvents.com and facilitates the Houston Afrofuturism Book Club, which gathers monthly to discuss speculative fiction by and about Black people.