18th Annual Philosophy Born of Struggle Conference

Economic Crisis, Education and the

Role of Philosophy for the African

American Public.

October 28 & 29, 2011

Michigan State University

MSU Student Union

East Lansing, Michigan


Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Malik Simba

Professor & Coordinator of Africana Studies at California State University-Fresno


On behalf of the planning committee for the 18th Annual

Philosophy Born Of Struggle conference at Michigan State

University, we welcome you to participate in a most

stimulating academic and exciting intellectual experience.

Today when scores of African Americans and many others

are faced with unemployment, underemployment,

homelessness, and hunger; progressive philosophy has the

particular tasks of providing critical insight and theoretical

illumination for practical struggles. This 18th annual

conference with its emphasis on economic crisis, education

and the role of philosophy for the African American public

seeks to tie the university to the needs of the African

American community. In the words of Kwame Nkrumah,

“Practice without thought is blind; thought without practice is



Dr. John H. McClendon III

The details of the program are in this pdf: ConferenceProgram[1]

CFP: Philosophy and Race

Theme: California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race
Type: 9th Annual Meeting
Institution: Hunter College, City University of New York
Location: New York, NY (USA)
Date: 5.–6.10.2012
Deadline: 24.2.2012


The California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race announces a call for
papers for its seventh annual roundtable. This roundtable brings
together philosophers of race, and those working in related fields in
a small and congenial setting to share their work and to help further
this sub-discipline of philosophy. Philosophical papers are invited
on any issue regarding race, ethnicity, or racism, and including
those that take up race in the context of another topic, such as
feminism, political philosophy, ethics, justice, culture, identity,
biology, phenomenology, existentialism, psychoanalysis, metaphysics,
or epistemology.

Submissions are encouraged from junior scholars and philosophers of
color. We seek to foster a productive and intellectually stimulating
environment for those working in philosophy and race. The Roundtable
also aspires to bring together junior and senior scholars to develop
and enhance constructive mentoring relationships.

Submission Deadline: Feb 24, 2012

Send your submission to: organiser AT caroundtable.org
Please include the following:

1. A detailed (2-3 page) abstract, as an MS word.doc or .pdf file
(please, no complete papers!). Accepted submissions should be
developed for a 30 minute maximum presentation.

2. On the first page of your submission, include your full name,
institutional affiliation, preferred email address, and status
(graduate student, associate professor, etc.)

3. In the file name, include your last name, shortened title, and
CRPR 12, e.g. FongDuBoisRaceCRPR12.pdf

4. Subject heading should read: (your last name) CRPR 12

Keynote Speaker:
Joy James, Professor of Humanities, Williams College

Guest Organizers:
Professors Linda Martín Alcoff and Frank J. Kirkland, Department of
Philosophy, Hunter College, City University of New York

Darrell Moore, Philosophy, DePaul University
Mickaella Perina, Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Falguni A. Sheth, Social Science, Hampshire College


California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race
Email: organizer@caroundtable.org
Web: http://www.caroundtable.webs.com