BLT Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Tuesday, February 25, 1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.

Leroy Neiman Center (1st floor of Sharp building, 37 S. Wabash.)

United States
Flaxman Library BLT Editathon 2020

The Black Lunch Table (BLT) will host an edit-a-thon in collaboration with the Flaxman Library at the School of the Art Institute Chicago, 1st floor Neiman Center.

Please bring your laptop and a friend! No experience is necessary. Snacks provided. More information can be found at:

Event runs from 1pm - 5pm: 

  • 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

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 Together we will create historical documents that respond to the urgent need for a reconstruction of the art historical record.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. In addition to the task list below, foundational texts to the thinking around BLT will be available to read and cite, some titles included below.