Wikipedia:Meetup/Black Lunch Table/online Oct2021


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Black Lunch Table
monthly online meetup
When and Where
Date:Sunday, October 24th, 2021
Time:Noon EST
Address:online: bit (dot) ly/WIKIBLT

Event descriptionEdit

The Black Lunch Table (BLT) will host an online edit-a-thon that focuses on important but underrepresented Black visual artists, curators, and art workers on Sunday, October 24th, 2021 at Noon EST. An overview of Wiki basics, an introduction to the Wikimedia Community, and how to update and edit articles will be held at the beginning of the session. No specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required and help will be available throughout the event. The event is free and open to all.

Details and AgendaEdit

Date: Sunday, October 24th, 2021
Time: Noon EST
Location: Online @ bit (dot) ly/WIKIBLT 
Who should attend: Artists, historians, students, photographers, teachers, writers, journalists, curators, the curious... What to Bring: Your laptop and a friend!
Agenda: * Introduction * Presentation /Wiki Overview * Editing time / Questions * Goals: Create a 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 * Etherpad:BlackLunchTable - Keep track of live editing during our session * Resources and How-to's

About Black Lunch TableEdit

Black Lunch Table (BLT)is a nonprofit organization and sixteen-year ongoing artist collaboration.BLT’s primary aim has been the production of discursive sites, wherein cultural producers engage in dialogue on a variety of critical issues.

Black Lunch Table Wikimedians mobilize the creation and improvement of a specific set of Wikipedia articles that pertain to the lives and works of Black artists. In the field of mainstream contemporary art, Black artists are still marginalized within our field.

Wikipedia estimates that 77% of their editors are white and 91% of their editors are men. Our work shifts this demographic and empowers people to write their own history. Our sessions and events, including BLT Photobooth and edit-a-thons, equip new editors with the skills and resources to create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles and encourages existing editors to focus on Wikipedia knowledge gaps.

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Articles and Artists to editEdit

Black Lunch Table's task list is made up of Black visual artists who are under-represented on Wikipedia. We welcome additions to our list so long as they are within our scope. We encourage editors to suggest artists who do not have a page or whose page is a stub over adding an artist who already has a substantial page and presence. Please always defer to Wikipedia's NOTABILTY guidelines for new pages.

BLT's Main Task List

Artists not listed on our task listEdit

Please suggest specific artists who are notable Black art workers who need their article created or whose existing article needs improvement. Be sure they qualify according to Wikipedia's NOTABILITY guidelines, thanks!


Wikicommons PhotosEdit

Photographs and images are an important part of Wiki as well. If you are interested in uploading images use the below resources to learn how and make sure you have the right licensing for all images uploaded.

AttendeesEdit