25th anniversary of abortion rights in Canada

Next Monday, January 28 marks the 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada decision overturning that country’s abortion law. For 25 years, thanks to this decision, abortion has been legal in Canada.

The Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada has launched a great website to celebrate the anniversary. Check it out.

Here’s a taste:

In the 25 years since our Supreme Court struck down Canada’s abortion law, our country’s experience is proof that laws against abortion are unnecessary. A full generation of Canadians has lived without a law and we are better off because of it.

Canada is the first country in the world to prove that abortion care can be ethically and effectively managed as part of standard healthcare practice, without being controlled by any civil or criminal law.

Canada’s success is a role model to the world.

PIKSI 2013

From swip-l:

Philosophy in an Inclusive Key
A Summer Institute for Undergraduates
August 3–August 10, 2013
Philosophy: Experience, Reflection, Transformation
Ellen K. Feder, Director
Associate Professor of Philosophy, American University
Guest Faculty: Linda Alcoff, Professor of Philosophy, CUNY
Brad Elliott Stone, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy,
Chair, African American Studies, Loyola Marymount University
Mariana Ortega, Professor, Department of Philosophy, John Carroll University
Along with works in feminist, critical race, disability, and queer theory, students will read historical and contemporary philosophical texts that explore recurring human concerns and investigate the ways in which experience informs philosophical reflection. In addition, writing assignments, visiting lecturers, and mentoring will help students learn that their own perspectives matter to philosophy.
Participants will be named
Iris Marion Young Diversity Fellows.
Designed to encourage undergraduates from underrepresented groups to consider future study of philosophy, PIKSI emphasizes the on-going project of greater inclusiveness that is transforming the discipline, inviting students to be participants in the conversation. Undergraduate women or men from underrepresented groups such as African Americans, Chicano/as and Latino/as, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, LGBTs, economically disadvantaged communities, and people with disabilities are urged to apply. Transportation and lodging are provided. Stipends are awarded to all.
APPLICATIONS DUE: April 15, 2013
For more details see
Co-Sponsors: APA • FEAST • Penn State’s Rock Ethics Institute, College of The Liberal Arts, and Department of Philosophy• Iris Marion Young Diversity Scholars Fund.
2012 Institutional Co-Sponsors: Stony Brook University • Michigan State University • University of Washington • Ann Arbor Philosophers’ PIKSI Funding Initiative.
To download a flier for posting, please go to http://rockethics.psu.edu/education/piksi/

Conference: Red State Perspectives on Reproductive Justice

Red State Perspectives on Reproductive Justice 3rd Annual Conference

When: February 15-16th 2013

Where: Norman, OK

Website: take-root.org

Facebook: facebook.com/takerootconference

Tumblr: takerootrj AT tumblr.com

Email: info AT take-root.org

National Sponsors:
• National Advocates for Pregnant Women
• Provide
• Trust Women Foundation

Some of the featured speakers include:
• Loretta Ross
• Lynn Paltrow
• Lorena Garcia

Mission: The conference’s mission is to provide an introduction to reproductive justice for students, academics, practitioners, advocates, and members of our community.

CFP: SWIP UK at Joint Session

Society for Women In Philosophy (SWIP) UK – 1st Call for Papers

SWIP UK Panel at the Joint Session of the Mind Association and
Aristotelian Society, University of Exeter, 12th-14th of July 2013.

At the 2013 Joint Session there will be a SWIP UK panel of papers devoted
to topics in any area of interest to women in philosophy. Previous papers
have included work on the writings of women philosophers, work on the
philosophy of sex and gender, work on feminist philosophy (broadly
construed) and work by women philosophers.

*Small SWIP travel bursaries are available for panellists in financial

We solicit full papers (2000 words) plus 250 word abstract, suitable to be
delivered in no
more than 20 minutes with a further 10 minutes for discussion. We
encourage submissions from graduate students. (As with all the Open
Sessions, papers accepted for this session will not be published in the
Supplementary Volume of the Aristotelian Society).

The closing date for submissions is *1st March 2013*. We expect to confirm
which papers have been accepted by the end of March.

Papers that are not accepted for the SWIP panel may be considered for the
Open Sessions. You should indicate when submitting your paper whether
you wish the paper to be considered for the Open Sessions.

Please make sure that your submission is suitable for anonymous reviewing
and attach a separate document with your name and contact details. Email
submissions are preferred; please send your full paper, with an abstract,
as either .doc or .pdf attachment to Roxanna Lynch
(roxannajesselynch AT gmail.com) or send a hard copy to: R. J. Lynch, 7
Clifton Terrace, Mumbles, Swansea, Wales, SA3 4EJ
To speak at this event you will need to register as a delegate for the
Joint Session. Registration will be open from Spring 2013. For more
details see here.


Roxanna Lynch, College of Human and Health Sciences,
Swansea University
Email: roxannajesselynch AT gmail.com