This International Women’s Day, help us improve the climate for women in philosophy
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Posted by: Amy Ferrer
Today, on International Women’s Day, we are reminded of the high-profile cases of women treated badly in philosophy that have recently grabbed headlines. These cases have prompted many philosophers to ask what they can do to make the discipline more hospitable to underrepresented people in the profession, including women, people of color, disabled people, and LGBTQ people. One thing you can do is to donate to efforts that aim to improve the climate for women in philosophy.
To celebrate this day, the APA’s Committee on the Status of Women offers a challenge: help us raise $10,000 to support the work of the committee.
Any funds we raise will go to support initiatives such as training workshops for the Site Visit Program founded by the committee and the next Diversity in Philosophy Conference, to be held in late May 2015 at Villanova University. These projects and others like them need funding if they are to help change the status quo. The money we raise today will go not only to support the programs themselves but also to help to provide access to those who might not be able to participate without travel assistance.
Please give as generously as you can.
And thank you for everything you do to help make philosophy the welcoming, equitable, and inclusive discipline we know it can be.
Chair, Committee on the Status of Women
Amy E. Ferrer