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When and Where
Date:Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time:6 - 9 pm PST
Address:Terrain Gallery
304 W Pacific Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
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Black Lunch Table Editathon at Terrain Gallery, Spokane, Washington
Black Lunch Table Editathon at Terrain Gallery, Spokane, Washington

The Black Lunch Table (BLT) project will host an edit-a-thon at Terrain Gallery from 6 - 9 pm PST on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Join us for an evening of social Wikipedia editing! Drinks, snacks, and skills will be provided. BRING YOUR LAPTOP and feel free to bring a friend!

Event description[edit]

The Black Lunch Table (BLT) project at Terrain will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of visual artists from the African Diaspora who have lived or worked in Spokane and surrounding areas. Together we will create historical documents that respond to the urgent need for a reconstruction of the art historical record.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. We will have a library resources and a list of suggested artists, cultural creators, and institutions on hand.

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 10 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.

About Terrain[edit]


Since 2008, Terrain has fought the out-migration of our most talented and creative young artists, musicians, and innovators by building community, cultivating a sense of pride in the area, and by modeling the incredible things that are possible here. Terrain works to make the Inland Northwest a stronger, more beautiful and prosperous place by supporting young and emerging artists and culture creators.

We believe that art, as a part of a robust culture, helps us more fully understand our world and what it means to be human.

Event details[edit]

  • Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
  • Time: 6 - 9 pm PST
  • Location: Terrain Gallery, 304 W Pacific Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
  • Who should attend: Artists, historians, students, 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: A Laptop!. Tablets are more difficult.
  • 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
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  • If you are able, please also add your Wikipedia username to the appropriate section below (signatures are created by saving four tildes [~] in a row).
  • If you haven't edited Wikipedia before, we will help you register for a new Wikipedia editing account on the day of.
  1. Heathart (talk) 03:05, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
  2. Lukebaumgarten (talk) 03:06, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
  3. Dario Ré (talk) 03:08, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
  4. Ginger Ewing (talk) 03:09, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
  5. Ishootraw (talk) 03:09, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
  6. Jackiec84 (talk) 03:10, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
  7. BrillLyle (talk)

Possible articles to edit[edit]

Suggested artist pages for revision and/or creation! This event-specific list focuses on important visual artists/art workers/collectors of the African Diaspora who have some connection to the Spokane area and are under-represented on Wikipedia. Our master list can be found under our Tasks tab. Please add a name if you know a artist of the African Diaspora note 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.

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


Alphabetical by first letter

Pages improved
  1. Adrian Piper -- Dario Ré (talk)
  2. Julian Abele -- Lukebaumgarten (talk)
  3. Robert S. Duncanson -- Jackiec84 (talk)
  4. Thelma Johnson Streat -- Ginger Ewing (talk)

Wikipedia editing resources[edit]

Click here for editing resources.

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