Black Lunch Table

Black Lunch Table

An ongoing collaboration between artists Heather Hart and Jina Valentine to facilitate the discussion of issues pertaining to race and culture and create an online oral history of the recorded conversations.

Introduction and Artist Lecture

Wednesday, November 7, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Artists Heather Hart and Jina Valentine bring their project Black Lunch Table to the Staten Island Museum to engage visual artists and arts producers of the African Diaspora and the broader local community to participate in meaningful conversation about matters of race and culture. 

Attend this introductory session to learn more about the project and how to be involved. Space is limited. No entry fee.



The Artists' Roundtable

Thursday, November 8, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Through intimate conversations, The Artists' Table seeks to both democratize and expand the dominant narratives of contemporary art history by animating discource among the cultural producers of color living it. 

This session provides a space to discuss critical issues directly affecting the international community of diasporic artists.  It seeks to strengthen the bonds within this nebulous community and validates shared concerns through exchange.  

Light dinner will be provided.  Space is limited. No entry fee.



The People's Table

Saturday, November 10, 12:00pm - 3:00pm

At The People's Table, discussions center around issues affecting historically disenfranchised populations. 

The People's Table catalyzes candid conversations amongst a diversity of people, representing a variety of backgrounds, professions, ages, and perspectives.  The goal is to inspire new thinking around crictical sociopolitical issues by cross-pollinating discourse and recording the people's history.  

Lunch will be provided.  Space is limited. No entry fee.


Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Saturday, November 10, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

The Black Lunch Table Wikipedia Edit-a-thon mobilizes the creation and improvement of a site-specific set of Wikipedia articles that pertain to the lives and works of Black artists. No prior knowledge of editing is required! Black Lunch Table will provide a short introduction to the platform and will provide assistance. Bring your own laptop.

Space is limited. Registration not required. No entry fee.