2020 NEWSLETTER

HIGHLIGHTS


CPA 2020 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Caribbean Philosophical Association is currently accepting paper and panel proposals for its 17th Annual Meeting.  The CPA 2020 annual conference will take place at the University of the Virgin Islands in Saint Croix, April 1-4, 2019.

Submission deadline: December 15, 2019

Submissions can be sent to caribphilconference@gmail.com

For detailed information, please click here to view the call as PDF, or click here to visit the conference webpage

 

STATEMENT BY THE FRANTZ FANON FOUNDATION

Mireille Fanon Mendes France

Intervention lors du webinar organisé par le IBW21 –International
Black World21- et NAARC -National Afro American Reparation
Commission-, début mai 2020

"Nous n’avons d’autre choix que de travailler à la construction d'une internationale décoloniale dont les réparations doivent être la pierre angulaire. Ne nous laissons pas embourber dans des postures morales visant à une résilience artificielle. Reprenons le contrôle de nos gouvernements qui, après nous avoir forcés à vivre dans un état d'urgence au prétexte de lutter contre le terrorisme, sont tentés d’en ajouter un autre pour des raisons sanitaires. Ne laissons pas l'état d'urgence devenir notre horizon; dans ce contexte, le processus décolonial des réparations a un rôle important à jouer car il s'agit avant tout de l’ «anagnorisis » (reconnaissance) de l’identité humaine et de la dignité des corps noirs que ce soit en Afrique ou dans la diaspora.

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We have no other choice but to work for the construction of a decolonial international whose reparations must be the cornerstone. Let us not get bogged down in moral postures aimed at artificial resilience. Take back control of our governments which, after forcing us to live in a state of emergency on the pretext of fighting terrorism, are tempted to add another for sanitary reasons. Let us not let the state of emergency become our horizon; in this context, the decolonial process of reparations has an important role to play because it is above all about the "anagnorisis" (recognition) of human identity and the dignity of black bodies whether in Africa or in the diaspora."

To read more, please click here to view the full statement as a PDF.


 
UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS

Philosophy Born of Struggle 2019 Annual Conference
November 1 & 2, 2019

The conference is scheduled for November 1–2, 2019 and will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA). The conference theme is Neglected Philosophers of Struggle.

The keynote speaker for the conference is Juliet Hooker, Professor of Political Science at Brown University. She is a political theorist specializing in multiculturalism, racial justice, Latin American political thought, Black political thought, and Afro-descendant and indigenous politics in Latin America. She is the author of Race and the Politics of Solidarity (Oxford, 2009) and Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois, and Vasconcelos (Oxford, 2017), which was a recipient of the American Political Science Association’s 2018 Ralph Bunche Book Award for the best work in ethnic and cultural pluralism and the 2018 Best Book Award of the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. Prof. Hooker served as co-Chair of the American Political Science Association’s Presidential Task Force on Racial and Social Class Inequalities in the Americas (2014-2015), and as Associate Director of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin (2009-2014). She has been the recipient of fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the DuBois Institute for African American Research at Harvard, and the Advanced Research Collaborative at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

For more questions about the conference, please contact the local host, Dwayne Tunstall, at tunstald@gvsu.edu 

For detailed information about the conference, please click here. 

CALLS FOR PAPERS

                 

                                           

Fifteenth Geo-Aesthetics Conference 
Venturing into the Uncharted World of Aesthetics   

March 20-21, 2020   

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, MONA CAMPUS, JAMAICA

Call for abstracts
To view this call as PDF, please click here. 

Could the uncharted world of aesthetics be none other than the charted world of aesthetics, where each world is what it is by virtue of being the site for the constitution of the other? Is there not an uncharted world of aesthetics in which the life of each one of our senses is an expression? As we imagine answers to these questions, it should be clear that, when taken together, their respective answers are about ourselves. Indeed, the uncharted world of aesthetics is the uncharted world of who we are. Moreover, it is a world that deserves affirmation and perpetual preservation in the context of what is conceivably a language with limitless potential. 

We invite abstracts that draw inspiration from the uncharted world of aesthetics and that affirms, celebrates, and promotes its existence.  

Please send an abstract of 200 words to jmurungi@towson.edu 

Abstracts are due on January 31, 2020