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Art+Feminism + BLT
Glass Curtain Gallery
When and Where
Date:Friday, January 25, 2019
Time:12:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
Address:Glass Curtain Gallery
1104 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Art+Feminism and Black Lunch Table will cohost an edit-a-thon focusing on underrepresented feminist artist-led activities in Chicago's history 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm CST on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Glass Curtain Gallery. A training session will be held at the beginning, but help is available throughout the event.

Please bring your laptop and feel free to bring a friend!

Event description[edit]

Art+Feminism is a campaign improving coverage of cis and transgender women, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. From coffee shops and community centers to the largest museums and universities in the world, Art+Feminism is a do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others campaign teaching people of all gender identities and expressions to edit Wikipedia.

About The Black Lunch Table[edit]

The Black Lunch Table (BLT), an official Wikimedia Movement Affiliate, 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.

More about BLT here.

About Where the Future Came From[edit]

Where the Future Came From focuses on the role of feminist artist-run activities in Chicago from the late 19th century to the present. Chicago has a deep history of artist-run activities. These projects are self-propelled programs that have been the lifeblood of Chicago’s contemporary art scene. In fact, many nationally and internationally recognized artists cut their teeth in such spaces. Where the Future Came From seeks to contextualize the role of feminism within that history and expand beyond work previously explored.

About Glass Curtain Gallery[edit]

Located in the historic Ludington building in the Chicago Loop, the renowned Glass Curtain Gallery exhibits emerging and mid-career, national and international artists in all media. The gallery presents museum-quality exhibitions, workshops and visiting artist lectures all of which help to create a dialogue essential to the development and growth of students within the arts.

Event details[edit]

  • Date: Friday, Jan 25, 2019
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm CST
  • Location: Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College. 1104 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
  • Who should attend: Artists, historians, students, teachers, writers, journalists, curators, visitors, people who need snacks, people who want information...
    • 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
Wikipedia Meetups
   April 2019 +/-
Canberra, Australia April 4, 2019 (2019-04-04)
BLT @ Philadelphia, PA April 5, 2019 (2019-04-05)
Art+Feminism, @ Jacob Lawrence
Gallery, UW Seattle
April 6, 2019 (2019-04-06)
Kedah 1 April 14, 2019 (2019-04-14)
London 141 April 14, 2019 (2019-04-14)
San Diego 39 @ Chula Vista April 14, 2019 (2019-04-14)
SF Main Library @ San Francisco, CA April 17, 2019 (2019-04-17)
Kelantan 2 April 24, 2019 (2019-04-24)
Tacloban 7 April 27, 2019 (2019-04-27)
Oxford 71 April 28, 2019 (2019-04-28)
BLT @ Houston, TX April 30, 2019 (2019-04-30)
   May 2019 +/-
San Francisco Bay Area WikiSalon May 1, 2019 (2019-05-01)
London Wikidata 2 May 2, 2019 (2019-05-02)
BLT @ Houston May 11, 2019 (2019-05-11)
London 142 May 12, 2019 (2019-05-12)
Cambridge 41 May 12, 2019 (2019-05-12)
Palomar Observatory tour May 19, 2019 (2019-05-19)
Full Meetup Calendar
For meetups in other languages, see the list on Meta


  • 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
  • For more information about ongoing scheduled meetups see Black Lunch Table Meetup page

#VisibleWikiWomen challenge[edit]

Our friends at Whose Knowledge have a new campaign! We estimate that less than 20% of Wikipedia articles of important women have pictures. Black women are a fraction of that number. When women’s faces are missing from Wikipedia, that invisibility spreads. Half a billion people read Wikipedia every month and it is the 5th most visited website in the world, therefore gaps in Wikipedia have a large impact on the broader internet. Women’s knowledge and contributions to the world are invisible in so many ways. Together, we can address this and make women more visible online!

Uploading photos[edit]

Creating a new page[edit]

Wikipedia articles follow certain guidelines: the subjects should be notable according to Wikipedia standards and be covered in detail in good references from independent sources. Wikipedia is an encyclopediait is not a personal home page or a business list. Do not use content from other websites even if you, your school, or your boss owns them. If you choose to create the article with only a limited knowledge of the standards here, you should be aware that other editors may delete it if it's not considered appropriate.

To create full articles (as opposed to draft pages), your account must be at least 4 days (96 hours) old, and you must have made more than ten edits. Message us for help!


If you are fluent in another language you can help us by translating a page to English or an English page to your other language. Translation is not automatic. Learn more here.

Possible articles to edit[edit]

Suggested artist pages for revision and/or creation! This event-specific list focuses on important Chicago area visual artists of the African Diaspora 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:

  • Suggested Name Here

BLT task list[edit]

You may want to refer to this list we have culled together of women artists of the African diaspora!

Where the Future Came From task list[edit]

For further Artist & Activist Women's Movements and Organizations to research, click here.

Chicago-based women visual artists[edit]

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
Allison Glenn female art curator New Orleans
Amanda Williams female visual artist
installation artist
Angela M. Rivers female artist
Anna Martine Whitehead female artist Chicago
Ayanah Moor female video artist Chicago
Barbara Jones-Hogu female painter Chicago Chicago
Washington, D.C.
Bethany Collins female visual artist Atlanta
Blanche Brown female artist Chicago Milwaukee
Caitlin Cherry female artist
Chicago New York City
Candida Alvarez female painter
visual artist
Brooklyn Chicago
Farragut Houses
Caroline Kent female artist
Cauleen Smith female film director Riverside Chicago
Los Angeles
Edra Soto female visual artist Puerto Rico Chicago
Eliza Myrie female visual artist New York Chicago
Jae Jarrell female visual artist
fashion designer
textile artist
Janet Dees female art curator Chicago
Jessica Vaughn female visual artist Brooklyn
Jina Valentine female visual artist Berwyn Durham
San Francisco
Kamilah Rashied female art curator
Krista Franklin female poet
United States of America Chicago
LaToya Ruby Frazier female photographer Braddock Chicago
New Brunswick
New York City
Margaret Taylor-Burroughs female poet
visual artist
St. Rose Louisiana
Naomi Beckwith female curator New York City
Nina Chanel Abney female painter Harvey Chicago
New York City
Nyeema Morgan female visual artist Brooklyn
Rashayla Marie Brown female performance artist
visual artist
Romi Crawford female writer
art historian
Senam Okudzeto female artist Chicago
Senga Nengudi female sculptor Chicago
Simone Leigh female sculptor
Chicago Brooklyn
Tempestt Hazel female Chicago
Tyanna Buie female visual artist Chicago
Yesomi Umolu female curator Lagos Chicago
End of auto-generated list.

Wikipedia editing resources[edit]

Where to start...
  1. Rules on Visual Art, Murals, Graffiti and Sculpture are different!
  2. Follow instructions to upload your images here...
  • Create or update Wikidata!
Wikidata is central storage for the structured data of its Wikimedia sister projects including Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wikisource, and others.
  1. Go to Wikidata
  2. Read Wikidata's Introduction!
  3. Search for the person or subject
  4. If none exists, you can 'Create a new item'
  5. Look at another similar item to follow format... for example human female instead of female animal.
  6. To add a field, click 'Add Statement'
Wikidata + AuthorityControl
  • Create or update Authority Control!
Update Wikidata using Virtual International Authority File (
  1. Go to
  2. Search for person (last name, first name)
  3. At bottom of page, where it says History of VIAF, expand section. See Werner Herzog example
  4. Add each listed Authority to Wikidata if its info is not already populated in Wikidata
  5. Add {{Authority control}} after External links section above Categories
  6. Refresh Wikipedia page
  • Click here for many more editing resources


Extended content
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denotes Infobox added 

Pages improved

Pages created

Wikidata items improved
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External links[edit]

See also[edit]


Fishantena (talk)