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Borough of Manhattan Community College
When and Where
Date:Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time:3:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET
Address:Borough of Manhattan Community College
Hudson Room (off the student cafeteria)
199 Chambers Street
New York, NY


Wikimedia NYC in partnership with the Black Lunch Table (BLT) project will host an edit-a-thon focusing on visual artists of the African Diaspora from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in the Hudson Room (off the student cafeteria) at 199 Chambers Street, New York. A training session will be held at the beginning, but help is available throughout the event.




Some computers will be provided on a first-come, first served basis. If you have one, bring your laptop! Snacks provided.

BLT + Wikimedia NYC @ BMCC
BLT + Wikimedia NYC @ BMCC
BLT + Wikimedia NYC @ BMCC
BLT + Wikimedia NYC @ BMCC

Event description[edit]

Wikipedia NYC + Black Lunch Table (BLT) project at Borough of Manhattan Community College will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to visual artists of 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 Together we will create historical documents that respond to the urgent need for a reconstruction of the art historical record.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.


About Wikimedia New York City[edit]

The Wikimedia New York City organization is an official chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation, known for being the parent organization behind Wikipedia. The goal of the chapter is to support the New York tri-state area with educational initiatives, development of free culture, providing free central knowledge, and advocating for the best interests of the community.

About The Black Lunch Table[edit]

The Black Lunch Table (BLT), an official Wikimedia Movement Affiliate, 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.

More about BLT here.

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About the Borough of Manhattan Community College[edit]

BMCC is a college that is alive with ideas and innovation, and supportive of the innate human striving for self-improvement. We offer opportunity to those students who desire it and wish to strive for it.

BMCC reflects the best of downtown Manhattan: the culture of Tribeca, the vibrancy of Wall Street, and the promise of the Statue of Liberty. New York City is exciting and dynamic, and as a BMCC student, you become an integral part of the community.

Our students come from the New York City area, and all over the world. An international college, BMCC has students from over 155 countries, who speak a variety of languages.

More here.

Event details[edit]

  • Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
  • Time: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm EDT
  • Location: https://www.bmcc.cuny.edu
    Hudson Room (off the student cafeteria)
    199 Chambers Street
    New York, NY
  • 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 #bmcc
  • Etherpad: BlackLunchTable - live doc to keep track of what we are all working on
  • Training: Black Lunch Table Wikipedia Presentation

Agenda[edit]

  • 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]

Black History Everyday[edit]

Although our project focuses on visual artists of the African Diaspora, you are welcomed to edit whatever you want for Black History Everyday. Please add an article below that you think we should focus on. These articles are suggested, be sure they qualify according to Wikipedia's NOTABILITY guidlines before you create a new page. Thanks!

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Notable BMCC Alumni of the African diaspora[edit]


New York City-affiliated artists[edit]

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

This list is automatically generated from data in Wikidata and is periodically updated by Listeriabot.
Edits made within the list area will be removed on the next update!

Article Gender Occupation Place of birth Residence
Abigail DeVille female artist New York City The Bronx
Adama Delphine Fawundu female film maker New York City
Adrian Piper female philosopher
artist
university teacher
visual artist
New York City Berlin
New York City
Cape Cod
Aisha Tandiwe Bell female artist Brooklyn
New York City
Albert Chong male photographer
sculptor
installation artist
Kingston Colorado
Boulder
Kingston
New York City
San Diego
Alejandro Guzmán male visual artist Vega Baja, Puerto Rico New York City
Alex Rivera male cineast
film director
New York City
Alice Attie female visual artist
poet
writer
New York City
Alicia Le'Von Boone female curator New York City
Brooklyn
Alva Rogers female writer
performer
actor
visual artist
singer
puppeteer
New York City New York City
Alvin Baltrop male photographer
visual artist
The Bronx New York City
Alvin D. Loving male painter Detroit
Ana Mendieta female performance artist
artist
painter
visual artist
land artist
photographer
Havana Havana
Andre D. Wagner male photographer New York City
Andrianna Campbell female curator
art historian
New York City
Anthony Barboza male photographer
visual artist
New Bedford New York City
Augusta Savage female sculptor Green Cove Springs Harlem
Avel de Knight male painter New York City
Ayana Evans female performance artist Cleveland New York City
Ayoka Chenzira female film director
feminist
Philadelphia Atlanta
Philadelphia
New York City
Benny Andrews male painter
visual artist
printmaker
teacher
Plainview, Georgia New York City
Betty Blayton Taylor female visual artist Newport News
Williamsburg
New York City
Blondell Cummings female dancer
choreographer
Florence
Brandon Coley Cox male visual artist New York City
Brendan Fernandes male visual artist
dancer
sculptor
Kenya New York City
Canada
Caitlin Cherry female artist
painter
sculptor
Chicago New York City
Camille Billops female film director
printmaker
archivist
visual artist
Los Angeles New York City
Camilo Alvarez male curator
gallerist
New York City Boston
Carole Byard female visual artist
photographer
Children's book illustration
Atlantic City Atlantic City
New York City
Petersburg, New Jersey
Philadelphia
Carrie Hawks female film maker
designer
New York City
Chakaia Booker female visual artist
sculptor
Newark New York City
Charles Alston male caricaturist
painter
sculptor
visual artist
Charlotte Harlem
Charlotte
Christine Choy female film director Shanghai New York City
Coco Fusco female writer New York City New York City
Colin Chase male actor
artist
Newark New York City
Crystal Campbell female visual artist
social worker
Oklahoma City
New York City
Cy Gavin male painter
visual artist
Pittsburgh
New York City
Dawit Petros male visual artist New York City
Dawoud Bey male photographer New York City Chicago
Dell Hamilton female visual artist
curator
New York City Boston
Denyse Thomasos female painter Port of Spain
Derek Fordjour male visual artist Memphis New York City
Derrick Adams male visual artist
performance artist
painter
sculptor
curator
Baltimore New York City
Brooklyn
Dorothy Dehner female sculptor
painter
Cleveland
Edward Clark male painter Storyville New York City
EJ Hill male Los Angeles New York City
Los Angeles
Elia Alba female visual artist
multimedia artist
New York City Queens
Elizabeth Axtman female photographer
visual artist
New York City
Sacramento
Elizabeth Catlett female sculptor
printmaker
painter
Washington, D.C. New York City
Cuernavaca
Elizabeth Colomba female visual artist
painter
New York City
Épinay-sur-Seine
Emma Amos female painter
printmaker
Atlanta New York City
Atlanta
Firelei Baez female visual artist Santiago de los Caballeros New York City
Frances Bodomo female film maker
artist
Ghana New York City
Queens
Francisco Alvarado Juárez male painter
visual artist
photographer
Tela New York City
Honduras
Washington, D.C.
Frank Bowling male painter
visual artist
Bartica London
New York City
Fred Wilson male artist
painter
printmaker
drawer
The Bronx
New York City
Frederick J. Brown male painter
visual artist
Greensboro New York City
Georgia
Chicago
Scottsdale
Garrett Bradley female film director New York City New Orleans
Gary Simmons male painter New York City
Geo Wyeth transgender male
male
visual artist
performance artist
sound artist
New York City New York City
Rotterdam
Geoffrey Holder male actor
stage actor
television actor
writer
costume designer
choreographer
theatre director
film actor
Port of Spain
Gia Hamilton female curator New Orleans New York City
New Orleans
Gylbert Coker female visual artist
writer
art historian
curator
New York City
Tallahassee
Thomasville
Hale Woodruff male painter Cairo Chicago
Nashville
Indianapolis
Paris
New York City
Ilana Harris-Babou female video artist
sculptor
Williamstown
New York City
Vermont
James Bartlett male executive director New York City
Brooklyn
James E. Ferguson II male lawyer
teacher
Charlotte
New York City
James Wells Champney male painter
photographer
Boston
Jerry Pinkney male illustrator Philadelphia Boston
Philadelphia
New York City
Joe Lewis male photographer New York City
Joiri Minaya female visual artist
performance artist
New York City
Dominican Republic
Belgium
Jordan Casteel female artist
painter
teacher
Denver New York City
Joseph Buckley male sculptor
visual artist
United Kingdom New York City
London
Jules T. Allen male photographer
visual artist
San Francisco New York City
San Francisco
Juliana Huxtable transgender female
female
visual artist Houston New York City
Bryan–College Station metropolitan area
Kabir Carter male artist
performance art
New York City
Kay Brown female artist New York City
Northeast
Northwest
Kevin Beasley male visual artist New York City
Lynchburg
Astoria
Kimberly Beacot female artist
visual artist
Brooklyn
New York City
Harlem
Kiyan Williams genderqueer performance artist Newark Newark
New York City
Stanford
Kumasi J. Barnett male artist Brooklyn
New York City
Baltimore
Kwame Brathwaite male visual artist
photographer
activist
Brooklyn New York City
Kwesi Abbensetts male photographer Guyana Brooklyn
New York City
Kynaston McShine male curator Port of Spain New York City
Larry Rivers male sculptor
painter
saxophonist
New York City
LaToya Ruby Frazier female photographer Braddock Chicago
New Brunswick
New York City
Legacy Russell female writer
visual artist
Manhattan
LeRonn Brooks male professor
curator
New York City
LeRoy Clarke male artist
writer
Belmont Trinidad and Tobago
New York City
Leslie Hewitt female artist New York City
Queens
Linda Goode Bryant female film director Columbus New York City
Columbus
Atlanta
Malvin Gray Johnson male painter Greensboro
Manthia Diawara male writer
film director
literary critic
Bamako New York City
Paris
Marilyn Nance female photographer New York City
Merton Simpson male painter
collector
art dealer
Charleston
Michael Paul Britto male artist New York City New York City
Michael Richards male sculptor Jamaica
Michelle Marie Charles female visual artist New York City
Queens
Mildred Beltre female artist Brooklyn
New York City
Naomi Beckwith female curator New York City
Chicago
Nayland Blake male visual artist New York City Brooklyn
Niama Safia Sandy female curator
anthropologist
Brooklyn
Queens
New York City
Nigel Scott male photographer Kingston Toronto
Paris
Tokyo
New York City
Nina Chanel Abney female painter Harvey Chicago
New York City
Niv Acosta transgender male performance artist
choreographer
Manhattan New York City
Los Angeles
Noelle Théard female photographer
teacher
El Paso New York City
El Paso
Austin
University Park, Florida
Norman Lewis male painter Harlem
Oliver Jackson male jazz musician Detroit
Otto Neals male painter
sculptor
illustrator
New York City
Pat Evans female model
make-up artist
New York City
Peter Bradley male painter
artist
Connellsville New York City
Rachelle Mozman female visual artist New York City
Rashid Johnson male photographer Chicago
New York City
Raul Acero male sculptor
ceramist
Bogotá Asheville
Redlands
New York City
San Germán
Albany
Brooklyn
Ray Grist male visual artist New York City
Raynes Birkbeck male visual artist
painter
The Bronx Manhattan
Madrid
Reina Gossett female
transgender female
activist New York City
Massachusetts
Richard Thomas male film actor
stage actor
television actor
New York City
Richmond Barthé male artist
sculptor
Bay St. Louis New York City
California
Robert Blackburn male printmaker
painter
lithographer
visual artist
Summit New York City
Romare Bearden male writer
artist
painter
Charlotte New York City
Rose Piper female artist New York City
Roy DeCarava male photographer
university teacher
New York City Bedford–Stuyvesant
Sam Middleton male painter New York City
Sam Vernon female visual artist Brooklyn New York City
Oakland
Queens
Sanford Biggers male artist Los Angeles New York City
Harlem
Sarah Michelle Brown female writer
film director
actor
film producer
Toronto Toronto
New York City
Selma Burke female sculptor
visual artist
Mooresville New York City
Suhaly Bautista-Carolina female artist Brooklyn
New York City
Susan Robeson female visual artist
film maker
New York City
Tahir Hemphill male multimedia artist New York City New York City
Queens
Vivian E. Browne female painter
graphic designer
illustrator
visual artist
Laurel New York City
Walter Jackson male visual artist
Sculptor
professor
Durant Durant
Memphis
New York City
Wangechi Mutu female artist
painter
Nairobi Nairobi
Kenya
New York City
William Kitt male visual artist New York City
William Pope.L male painter
performance artist
visual artist
Newark New York City
New Jersey
Chicago
Xaviera Simmons female artist
photographer
New York City
Xenobia Bailey female fashion designer
visual artist
New York City
End of auto-generated list.

Wikipedia editing resources[edit]

Where to start...
 
  1. Rules on Visual Art, Murals, Graffiti and Sculpture are different!
  2. Follow instructions to upload your images here...
  • Create or update Wikidata!
Wikidata is central storage for the structured data of its Wikimedia sister projects including Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wikisource, and others.
  1. Go to Wikidata
  2. Read Wikidata's Introduction!
  3. Search for the person or subject
  4. If none exists, you can 'Create a new item'
  5. Look at another similar item to follow format... for example human female instead of female animal.
  6. To add a field, click 'Add Statement'
Wikidata + AuthorityControl
  • Create or update Authority Control!
Update Wikidata using Virtual International Authority File (VIAF.org)
  1. Go to VIAF.org
  2. Search for person (last name, first name)
  3. At bottom of page, where it says History of VIAF, expand section. See Werner Herzog example
  4. Add each listed Authority to Wikidata if its info is not already populated in Wikidata
  5. Add {{Authority control}} after External links section above Categories
  6. Refresh Wikipedia page
  • Click here for many more editing resources

Outcomes[edit]

Extended content
Alphabetical by first letter

denotes Infobox added 

Pages improved


Pages created
Sandbox articles started
Wikidata items improved


Wikidata items created
Wikimedia Commons images uploaded

Metrics[edit]

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  • Total Edits:
  • Editors:
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Attendees[edit]

  • Megs (talk) 21:23, 26 February 2019 (UTC)