Black Artists Speak: Opportunity, Activism, and Community

April 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am – April 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
BU Arts Initiative
775 Commonwealth Ave
Suite 201, Boston
MA 02215
BU Arts Initiative
(617) 358-0489

Original Facebook event here

Artists Heather Hart and Jina Valentine will be at Boston University conducting Black Lunch Table sessions and wiki edit-a-thons, as well as participating in a public panel discussion on black artists and activism.

Co-sponsored with Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground and Boston Black Artists

Panel Discussion: Black Artists Speak: Opportunity, Activism, and Community
Wednesday, April 19 at 7 pm
Photonics 206
Featuring visual artists Heather Hart and Jina Valentine, playwright Kirsten Greenidge, and musician Danny Mekonnen of Debo Band, moderated by Victoria George.

We are also hosting:
Black Lunch Tables: Friday, April 21 (Artists & Art Workers of the African Diaspora) & Saturday, April 22 (Open to all). Noon – 2 p.m.
Mugar Library, Estin Room – 302.

Wiki Edit-A-Thons: Friday, April 21 & Saturday, April 22. 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Mugar Library, Estin Room – 302. Open to all. No experience necessary. Bring your laptop.

The Black Lunch Table (BLT) is an ongoing collaboration between artist and UNC Assistant Professor of Art Jina Valentine and New York-based, media and social-practice artist, Heather Hart. First staged in 2005 at the preeminent artist residency Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, this project augments the dominant history of contemporary art with the testimonies of living, working, African American artists. Our primary aim is the production of discursive sites, wherein cultural producers of color engage in critical dialogue with one another on topics directly affecting our community. The Black Lunch Table cultivates audience contingency—participants become constituents as they find their agency within the project.

RSVP and bios for each event at