September 30th: A Day for Reflection and Commitment to Change

“Education is what got us into this mess, and education will get us out.” —Murray Sinclair The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, September 30th, is a response to Call to Action #80 of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Chaired by Justice Murray Sinclair, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was designed […]

Resources for National Truth and Reconciliation Day/Orange Shirt Day, September 30th*

GENERAL National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Creating a Climate for Change (First Nations Health Alliance booklet) Lee Maracle on the Impact of Austerity on Indigenous Populations (video) First Nations Child and Family Caring Society Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN) Moving to Action: Activating UNDRIP in Canadian Museums (Canadian […]

Remembering Charles Mills (Jan. 3, 1951-Sept. 20, 2021)

Charles was a monumental figure in philosophy and a kind and generous friend to me. A devastating loss the extent of which will deepen with time. The photo below was taken in Berlin during The Emancipation Conference weekend in May 2018. Description of image below: A group of philosophers sitting around a cloth-covered table in […]

Eurocentrism, Philosophy, and Academic Excellence, SOAS/Online, Sept. 29, 2022, 4-6 (BST)

Second Lecture in the “Re-reading the Western Canon: New Perspectives on Ignored Problems” on September 29, 2022, 4-6 pm (BST) Amandine Catala (Associate Professor of Philosophy and Canada Research Chair on Epistemic Injustice and Agency Université du Québec à Montréal) will speak about: “Eurocentrism, Philosophy, and Academic Excellence” Register in advance at the link below: […]

Philosophy, Disability, and the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

Despite what governments of the world with their bottom-Iines want us to believe, the pandemic rages on. The WHO reports that COVID-positivity rates have tripled across Europe in the past six weeks. Fifty-three countries in the European-Central Asian region reported nearly 3 million new cases last week, with nearly 3,000 deaths each of the last […]

2022 Online Symposium of the Network of Asian Environmental Philosophy, Jun. 17-18, 2022

Theme: Diversity of Environmental Philosophies in AsiaEnvironmental philosophy explores the ways we, humans, relate to the environment. The environmental crisis urges us to (re-)explore how we relate and act towards the natural world. Approaches to environmental philosophy broadly conceived are highly diverse. This diversity is also reflected within traditions and grassroots perspectives on environmental issues […]

Philosophy of Disability at philoSOPHIA (Online/George Mason University, Jun. 2-4)

The 15th annual philoSOPHIA conference “Entangled Ecologies: The Climate of Justice,” gets going online and in person at George Mason University tomorrow, Thursday, June 2, and runs until Saturday, June 4. You can still register for the conference. Information about registration and the full conference program are here. The program committee for this year’s philoSOPHIA conference […]

Speakers List for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 3 – #PhiDisSocCh3

As I indicated in an earlier post, plans are underway for Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 3 (#PhiDisSocCh3), this year’s edition of the groundbreaking open access, online conference that I co-organize with Jonathan Wolff under the auspices of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 3 is […]

A Tribute to Charles Mills, University of Amsterdam, Jun. 16-17, 2022

The two-day symposium at the University of Amsterdam pays tribute to the work of Charles Mills, who died last autumn at the age of 70. He was supposed to hold the Spinoza Chair this year. Confirmed speakers include Karwan Fatah-Black (Leiden), Nancy Jouwe (Utrecht), Anya Topolski (Nijmegen), Wayne Modest (Amsterdam), Jamila Mascat (Utrecht), Naomi Zack […]