Black History Everyday: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

  • The Commons
    Second Floor, East Side
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611


Please use the Pearson Street entrance after 5 pm.

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The Black Lunch Table: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Photo: Heather Hart, The Black Lunch Table


The Black Lunch Table (BLT) hosts, for the first time, two simultaneous edit-a-thons in two different cities: Chicago and New York City.

These edit-a-thons focus on important but underrepresented visual artists of the African Diaspora. The event starts with a training session, but help will be available throughout the event.

This event takes place in the Commons on the second floor. Please bring your laptop and feel free to bring a friend! All levels welcome.


About the Project

The Black Lunch Table (BLT) is an ongoing collaboration between artists Jina Valentine and Heather Hart that intends to fill holes in the documentation of contemporary art history. In its 10-year existence, BLT has taken a variety of forms related 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), where 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.