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Wednesday, April 6 • 10:15am - 11:30am
Diversity Forum: Black Lunch Table

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Black Lunch Table (BLT) is a vernacular history archiving project. Our mission is to build a more comprehensive understanding of cultural history by illuminating the stories of Black people and our shared stake in the world. We envision a future in which all of our histories are recorded and valued. 

We will discuss how BLT’s archival team combines cataloguing and archival standards with radical oral history methodologies to create a publicly accessible database that privileges the voices and experiences of Afro-diasporic artists and creative professionals. This presentation will discuss how BLT strives to close gaps in the historical record that have foreclosed participation and visibility of people of the African diaspora. Additionally, we will discuss the role we play in changing the landscape of Wikimedia by engaging new and diverse editors who work to improve the documentation of Black artists across all Wikimedia platforms. We’ll finish with a lightning round of Wikipedia editing, so we encourage folks to bring their laptops and sign up in advance for a Wikipedia user name here! An alternate analog activity will also be available.

Sponsored By
Princeton University Library
University of California San Diego Libraries 
UCLA Library
University of Colorado Boulder

Wednesday April 6, 2022 10:15am - 11:30am CDT
Regency Ballroom A