Black Lunch Table Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Project Row Houses
Saturday, May 11, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Project Row Houses
2521 Holman Street
Houston, TX 77004
Join us for the return of Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at Project Row Houses on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 1 to 5 p.m. Space is limited, but you are welcome to participate online if you can't join us in person! And children are welcome, but please RSVP so that we can plan appropriately.
Wikipedia is a well-known and widely used global resource, yet content is skewed by the lack of diversity in race, ethnicity, and gender of average Wikipedia contributors. This event is being organized by: Black Lunch Table, which seeks to fill holes in the documentation of contemporary art history; Yale Black Alumni Association Houston Chapter, which organizes, celebrates, and supports the Black alumni of Yale University; and Project Row Houses, a community platform that enriches lives through art with an emphasis on cultural identity and its impact on the urban landscape.
On Saturday, May 11 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Project Row Houses at 2521 Holman Street get free training on becoming a Wikipedia editor. Bring your laptop, power cord, and enthusiasm! We'll have snacks while editing articles on Houston and whatever else you're interested in! Taking 42 seconds to create a Wikipedia account before you arrive is recommended: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:CreateAccount
No prior experience is necessary, and don't worry if you can't attend for the entire time.
Please RSVP here.
About Black Lunch Table
The Black Lunch Table is an ongoing collaboration between artists Jina Valentine and Heather Hart which intends to fill holes in the documentation of contemporary art history. Our 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. We endeavor to create spaces, online and off, mirroring the activity and creativity present in sites where Blackness and Art are performed.
About Jaison Oliver
Jaison Oliver is a blogger and educator working to create more equitable schools for both teachers and learners. He is the Houston Regional Proxy for Black Lunch Table, an organization which seeks to fill holes in the documentation of contemporary art history. In addition to blogging at MyHoustonEvents.com, Oliver is the organizer of the Houston Afrofuturism Book Club which gathers monthly to discuss speculative fiction by and about Black people.