At its meeting in November, the APA board of officers approved a proposal from the task force on diversity and inclusion to create a travel assistance fund for philosophers of color.
The fund will subsidize travel for philosophers of color who would otherwise find it challenging to participate in APA divisional meetings and other APA-sponsored conferences. The fund is supported exclusively by donations.
Donate to the new APA Travel Assistance Fund for Philosophers of Color!
To help get the new fund off the ground, APA member Janice Dowell and the Marc Sanders Foundation have issued a challenge. Professor Dowell, the winner of the 2014 Sanders Prize in Metaethics, has pledged $1,000 of her prize money to the travel assistance fund, and the Marc Sanders Foundation has committed another $2,000 to it—but only if the APA raises $5,000 in additional donations for the travel assistance fund by April 10.
We need your help to launch this important travel assistance fund and meet our challenge goal. Please give generously before April 10 and make your dollars go even further. Any amount is deeply appreciated and will go a long way to support diversity in philosophy.
Amy E. Ferrer
Please consider donating! The APA continues to promote new programs for inclusiveness in philosophy, but their resources are limited and their ability to undertake these programs successfully relies on the collective support of members.