Submissions:2021/Black Lunch Table Strategies for Knowledge gaps

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Black Lunch Table Strategies for Knowledge gaps


Global & Local, Inclusion & Diversity

Type of session:

Lightning Talk


Black Lunch Table will discuss the importance of using different Wiki entities for equity and visibility and our unique approach to each. We will begin by looking at the most recent community survey data and additional outside research reflecting on the percentage of the Wiki editorship who identifies as Black. Our talk will then look specifically at: Wikicommons, Visualizing Black artists and cultural workers through our Photobooth Project. Wikidata, The importance of using a dedicated property, on the focus list of, to aggregate and create lists as well as for SPARQL. Wikipedia, The most visible platform as a space for creating articles/biographies and closing the knowledge gap and increasing the representation of Black artists. Taken together we present our unique strategies of addressing and closing knowledge gaps on Wiki.

Academic Peer Review option:


Author name:

Eliza Myrie

E-mail address:

Wikimedia username:


Affiliated organization(s):

Black Lunch Table Wikimedians

Estimated time:

15 minutes

Special requests:

Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?:


If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)


Comment from Program team: Accepted as lightning talk, but these are normally 5 minutes not 15 -- Econterms (talk)