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Inclusion and Diversity in Philosophy: An Informal Mini-Conference
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Inclusion and Diversity in Philosophy: An informal mini-conference

At the 2017 Pacific Division meeting (Seattle, WA), April13

Organized by the University of Washington Department of Philosophy climate committee; co-sponsors include the APA Committees on the Status of Blacks in Philosophy, Hispanic Philosophy, Status of Women in Philosophy, Inclusiveness and Diversity, Teaching Philosophy, and Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy, and the Pacific SWIP. Thanks to Lori Watson and Becko Copenhaver for help with scheduling!

Session 1 (9 am -12 pm)
Institutional and Attitudinal Barriers

Teresa Blankmeyer Burke / Gallaudet University
“The myth of interpreter equivalence: Deaf expertise and autonomy”

Adam Cureton / University of Tennessee
“Accommodating disabled philosophers in the profession”

Robert Figueroa / Oregon State University
“Speaking of Advocacy: The Philosophical, Personal, and Institutional Perils of Traitor-Identities”

Anita Silvers / SFSU / (Presented by Paul Tubig, University of Washington)
“Implicit disability bias: What ought philosophers to do?”


Session 2 (1-4 pm)
Inclusiveness in Crisis: How Do We Address Social and Political Flashpoints in Philosophy Courses?

Stephen Esquith / Michigan State University
“Including Refugees and Immigrants through Civic Art and Engagement”

Christian Hoeckley / Westmont College
“Living Philosophy in Post-Conflict Regions”

Katie Terezakis / Rochester Institute of Technology
“Reflection and Social Crisis in Introduction to Philosophy”

Ruth Groenhout and Christina Van Dyke / Calvin College
“Safe Spaces and the Gender Wars: Teaching Gender in a Conservative Environment”


Session 3 (4-6 pm)
Panel: Outreach and Issues of Recruitment/Retention

John Fantuzzo (Valparaiso University) and Adam Blazej (Columbia University) (Rethink program)

John Torrey (University of Memphis, Philosophical Horizons outreach program)

Liam Kofi Bright (Carnegie Mellon University; MAP)

Eva Kittay (SUNY-Stonybrook and PIKSI)


Session 4 (6-9 pm)
Panel: Issues of Inclusion & Diversity in Hiring Practices

Linda Alcoff (CUNY Hunter College) Carolyn Dicey Jennings (UC Merced) Naomi Zack (University of Oregon)