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Black Lunch Table
@ Arte Público Press
When and Where
Date:Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Address:4902 Gulf Fwy, Bldg 19, Room 100, Houston, TX 77204

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The Black Lunch Table (BLT) will host an edit-a-thon at Arte Público Press on Saturday, April 30, 2019 from 3-7pm. We will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of visual artists from the African Diaspora.

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.

Event description[edit]

The Black Lunch Table (BLT) project will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of artists from the African Diaspora. Together we will create historical documents that respond to the urgent need for a reconstruction of the art historical record.

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.

History of The Black Lunch Table[edit]

The Black Lunch Table (BLT) is an ongoing collaboration between artists Jina Valentine (Fishantena (talk)) and Heather Hart (Heathart (talk)) which intends to fill holes in the documentation of contemporary art history. In its 13 year existence, the BLT has taken a variety of forms relating to this most recent iteration, in the form of the Wikipedia edit-a-thon. BLT’s aim is the production of discursive sites (at literal and metaphorical lunch tables), wherein cultural producers of color engage in critical dialogue on topics directly affecting our communities. They endeavor to create spaces, online and off, mirroring the activity and creativity present in sites where Blackness and Art are performed.

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About Arte Público Press[edit]

Arte Público Press, in Houston, Texas, is the largest US publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by US Hispanic authors, part of the University of Houston. It publishes approximately 30 titles per year.

Arte Público was founded in 1979 by its current director, Nicolás Kanellos, Ph.D. Dr. Kanellos also founded and edited the Revista Chicana-Riqueña from 1972 to 1999. In 1980, Arte Público became a part of the University of Houston, where it is housed today.

Arte Público Press

Event details[edit]

  • Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
  • Time: 3pm-7pm
  • Location: Arte Público Press, 4902 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX 77204
  • Who should attend: Artists, historians, students, photographers, teachers, writers, journalists, curators, visitors, the curious...
    • Experienced or new Wikipedians (We will provide assistance with Wikipedia formatting and syntax)
    • Amateur historians or research pros (We will have a selection of resources available for your use)
  • What to Bring: Your laptop and a friend!
  • Hashtag: #BlackLunchTable
  • Etherpad: BlackLunchTable - live doc to keep track of what we are all working on
  • Training: Black Lunch Table Wikipedia Presentation


  • Presentation / overview
  • Editing time
  • Goals: Create user account (if new to Wikipedia), create user page with at least one sentence, sign up for editathon on this Wikipedia Meetup page, make at least one edit to a Wikipedia page
  • For more information about ongoing scheduled meetups see Black Lunch Table Meetup page

Uploading photos[edit]

Possible articles to edit[edit]

Suggested artist pages for revision and/or creation! This is our master task list of visual artists of the African Diaspora who are under-represented on Wikipedia. Please add a name if you know someone appropriate who needs a page or needs editing. Please do not add an artist who has a substantial page. We are trying to create new pages and beef up under-represented ones.

  • Etherpad: BlackLunchTable - List the article you're working on in this live doc to keep track and avoid duplicate work!
  •   denotes Infobox is needed

These articles are suggested, be sure they qualify according to Wikipedia's NOTABILITY guidlines before you create a new page. Thanks!

You can suggest artists here who fit our scope but are missing from our table below:

External links[edit]

APPRecovery (talk) 20:39, 30 April 2019 (UTC) Soyfronteriza (talk)

Attendees[edit] (talk) 21:45, 30 April 2019 (UTC) Jgo1906 (talk) 20:10, 30 April 2019 (UTC) Rakawido (talk) 20:23, 30 April 2019 (UTC) Gabriela Baeza Ventura (talk) 20:24, 30 April 2019 (UTC) DraChicana (talk) 20:25, 30 April 2019 (UTC) Melindamejia (talk) 20:26, 30 April 2019 (UTC) NT3GR8R (talk) 20:27, 30 April 2019 (UTC) RamirezMiranda86 (talk) 20:27, 30 April 2019 (UTC) Tamaracoleman97 (talk) 20:28, 30 April 2019 (UTC) Jnguardad (talk) 20:35, 30 April 2019 (UTC) NorRiv (talk) 20:36, 30 April 2019 (UTC) Angcis Soyfronteriza (talk) APPRecovery (talk) (talk) 20:50, 30 April 2019 (UTC) MariaCasajus (talk) Chriswarrior01 (talk) 20:53, 30 April 2019 (UTC) Jcgonz21 (talk) 21:18, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

Ajmb98 (talk) 21:50, 30 April 2019 (UTC)* Ajmb98 (talk) 21:50, 30 April 2019 (UTC)