The Black Lunch Table in Seattle
BLT) creates a space for people, art, Black studies and social justice issues.
The Black Lunch Table (BLT) is an oral-history archiving project. Our primary aim is the production of discursive sites, wherein cultural producers engage in dialogue on a variety of critical issues. BLT animates discourse and initiates a democratic rewriting of contemporary history around and among the people living this history. Organized around literal and metaphorical lunch tables, Black Lunch Table takes the lunchroom phenomenon as its starting point. Our roundtable sessions provide both physical space and allotted time for interdisciplinary and intergenerational discussions, bringing together a diversity of community members and fostering candid conversations. The Artists Roundtable curates Black artists into discussions, while the People’s Table invites participation from all community members. Our Wikipedia initiative includes workshops that mobilize the collective authoring of articles pertaining to the lives and works of Black artists. BLT has consistently provided a unique, critical platform for exchange by staging and recording community discussions at institutions internationally. Resource equity means equal access to knowledge, health, wealth, and social resources for everyone. It is not just representation but reparations. Resource equity is only possible if our stories are told by us, creating a record of our cultural, intellectual, and social contributions.
Wa Na Wari is partnering with Black Lunch Table (BLT) to host a series of virtual roundtables for Seattleite communities.
1) The Black Lunch Table at Wa Na Wari takes place on October 30th, 2020 12pm-1pm (PST).
To reserve your seat at the lunch table RSVP via this link.
2) The Black Lunch Table will also host an *online* edit-a-thon with Wa Na Wari on November 3rd, 2020 at 2pm PT.
We will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of Black visual artists. A brief overview of the basics of Wikipedia editing will be given at the start of the edit-a-thon. We will have resources and a list of suggested artists, cultural creators, and institutions on hand. 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.
Register for the edit-a-thon here.