Amy Reed-Sandoval, PhD 2014, was award the grant for promoting philosophy for children at the Mexico-U.S. Border from the American Philosophical Association. The Philosophy for Children in the Borderlands program at the University of Texas at El Paso is dedicated to providing free, bilingual (English and/or Spanish) Philosophy for Children classes to children and youth of the Mexico-U.S. Borderlands. The APA has funded this program at $8,000.
The APA board of officers committed $20,000 for 2015-2016 specifically to support one or more programs aiming to increase the presence and participation of women, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBT people, people with disabilities, people of low socioeconomic status, and other underrepresented groups in philosophy. The board expressed its particular interest in supporting programs that explicitly address more than one type of diversity (e.g., gender and race/ethnicity). Learn more.