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Black Lunch Table
@ Fisher Fine Arts Library, UPenn
Fisher Fine Arts Library
When and Where
Date:Friday, April 5, 2019
Address:220 S 34th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Black Lunch Table (BLT) project will host an edit-a-thon at Upenn's Fisher Fine Arts Library focusing on important but underrepresented visual artists, curators and art workers of the African Diaspora on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 1pm-4pm. A training session will be held at the beginning but help is available throughout the event. This event is free.

A special pop up photo studio will be hosted by photographer Mary Osunlana to take free portraits for Wikipedia and document the event.

Please bring your laptop so you can join the editing and bring a friend! The more, the merrier! Snacks provided.

Event description[edit]

The Black Lunch Table (BLT) project creates a space to encourage people of color and women to join the Wikimedia movement while also asking white male editors to focus on gaps in coverage on Wikimedia. Together we will create historical documents that respond to the urgent need for a reconstruction of the art historical record.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 Fisher Fine Arts Library[edit]

The Fisher Fine Arts Library supports study, teaching and research in contemporary and historical aspects of art, architecture, city and regional planning, historic preservation, landscape architecture, studio art, and urban design. Text and image collections, in analog and digital form, have a global reach and concentrate on the arts of the western experience, Islam, South Asia and East Asia, from prehistory to the present. Our digital and print resources are designed to meet the needs of students and faculty of the departments, schools and programs of the University of Pennsylvania.

Event details[edit]

  • Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Time: 1pm - 4pm
  • Location: Fisher Fine Arts Library, 220 S 34th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • 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 edit-a-thon 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 event-specific list focuses on important visual artists of the African Diaspora associated with UPenn 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:

  • suggest names here

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
Aaron Fowler male visual artist St. Louis
Allan Edmunds male visual artist Philadelphia
Ayanah Moor female video artist Chicago
Ayoka Chenzira female film director
Philadelphia Atlanta
New York City
Barbara Chase-Riboud female writer
Philadelphia Paris
Barkley L. Hendricks male painter
Carole Byard female visual artist
Children's book illustration
Atlantic City Atlantic City
New York City
Petersburg, New Jersey
Charles Burwell male visual artist
Philadelphia Philadelphia
David Antonio Cruz male artist Philadelphia
David Hartt male visual artist
Deborah Grant female painter
Toronto Harlem
Deborah Willis female photographer
art historian
Demetrius Oliver male artist
Devan Shimoyama male visual artist Philadelphia Pittsburgh
Didier William male visual artist Port-au-Prince New Haven
Emmett Wigglesworth male painter
visual artist
St. Albans
Erlin Geffrard male visual artist
San Francisco
Floyd Newsum male visual artist
Henry Ossawa Tanner male painter
university teacher
Howardena Pindell female painter
visual artist
Jacolby Satterwhite male visual artist
video artist
performance artist
Columbia Columbia
Jamal Cyrus male visual artist Houston
James Maurelle male visual artist
Jeanne Raynal female visual artist Philadelphia
Jerry Pinkney male illustrator Philadelphia Boston
New York City
Jina Valentine female visual artist Berwyn Durham
San Francisco
John E. Dowell Jr. male painter Philadelphia
Julian Abele male architect Philadelphia Philadelphia
Laura Wheeler Waring female painter Hartford
Louis Cameron male visual artist
Columbus Berlin
M. Asli Dukan female filmmaker
Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller female sculptor Philadelphia
Moe Brooker male painter
visual artist
Philadelphia Philadelphia
Naima Green female photographer Philadelphia
Njideka Akunyili Crosby female visual artist
Enugu State Los Angeles
Nsenga Knight female visual artist
Odili Donald Odita male painter Enugu Columbus
Pat Ward Williams female photographer
Paul F. Keene Jr. male painter Philadelphia
Pheoris West male painter
Rachelle Mozman female visual artist New York City
Raymond Steth male painter Norfolk
Roland Ayers male artist Germantown Philadelphia
Sébastien Derenoncourt male graphic designer
Simmie Knox male painter Aliceville
Sosena Solomon female filmmaker
visual artist
Terry Adkins male artist
video artist
performance artist
Washington, D.C. Philadelphia
Tiona Nekkia McClodden female visual artist Philadelphia
Trenton Doyle Hancock male painter
Oklahoma City
Wilmer Wilson IV male visual artist Philadelphia
Zun Lee male photographer
Germany Toronto
End of auto-generated list.