Inclusion and Diversity in Philosophy: An informal mini-conference at the Seattle, WA APA Pacific Conference

Inclusion and Diversity in Philosophy:
An informal mini-conference
Pacific APA (Seattle, WA), April13, 2017
Organized by the University of Washington Department of Philosophy climate committee;
co-sponsors include the APA Committees on the Status of Blacks in Philosophy, Hispanic
Philosophy, Status of Women in Philosophy, Inclusiveness and Diversity, Teaching Philosophy,
and Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy, and the Pacific SWIP.
Thanks to Lori Watson and Becko Copenhaver for help with scheduling!

Session 1 (9 am -12 pm)
INSTITUTIONAL AND ATTITUDINAL BARRIERS
Teresa Blankmeyer Burke / Gallaudet University
“The myth of interpreter equivalence: Deaf expertise and autonomy”
Adam Cureton / University of Tennessee
“Accommodating disabled philosophers in the profession”
Robert Figueroa / Oregon State University
“Speaking of Advocacy: The Philosophical, Personal, and Institutional Perils of Traitor-Identities”
Anita Silvers / SFSU / (Presented by Paul Tubig, University of Washington)
“Implicit disability bias: What ought philosophers to do?”

Session 2 (1-4 pm)
INCLUSIVENESS IN CRISIS: How Do We Address Social and Political Flashpoints in Philosophy Courses?
Stephen Esquith / Michigan State University
“Including Refugees and Immigrants through Civic Art and Engagement”
Christian Hoeckley / Westmont College
“Living Philosophy in Post-Conflict Regions”
Katie Terezakis / Rochester Institute of Technology
“Reflection and Social Crisis in Introduction to Philosophy”
Ruth Groenhout and Christina Van Dyke / Calvin College
“Safe Spaces and the Gender Wars: Teaching Gender in a Conservative Environment”

Session 3 (4-6 pm)
PANEL: OUTREACH AND ISSUES OF RECRUITMENT/RETENTION
John Fantuzzo (Valparaiso University) and Adam Blazej (Columbia University) (Rethink program)
John Torrey (University of Memphis, Philosophical Horizons outreach program)
Liam Kofi Bright (Carnegie Mellon University; MAP)
Eva Kittay (SUNY-Stonybrook and PIKSI)

Session 4 (6-9 pm)
PANEL: ISSUES OF INCLUSION & DIVERSITY IN HIRING PRACTICES
Linda Alco (CUNY Hunter College)
Carolyn Dicey Jennings (UC Merced)
Naomi Zack (University of Oregon)

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