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Philosophy Born of Struggle Society Conference

Friday, November 6, 2015
12:00am – 11:59pm

Storrs Campus
See locations below


All sessions will take place in the UCONN Student Union, in the Community Room of the African American Cultural Center (AACC), the Program Room of Puerto Rican and Latin American Cultural Center (PRLACC), or Student Union Meeting Room 410 (SU 410).

November 6, 2015 Schedule 8:30 a.m. AACC Introduction and Welcome to PBOS 2015 by Leonard Harris, Founder of the Philosophy Born of Struggle Society, Tommy Curry, President of the Philosophy Born of Struggle Society, and Don Baxter, Professor and Chair of Philosophy, UCONN

9:00-10:30 a.m. Session IA: Shock, Ignorance and Crisis AACC

Alice Everly, McGill University, “Shock and Unsettling: Resistance to Austerity as Paradigm Disruption” Kelisha Graves, Liberty University, “B(l)ack at Crisis: The Protracted Black Struggle in America under the Dishonesty of a Post-Racial Teleology” Zachary Yvaire, “Race and The Trace: Parkour as Liberating Technology” Session IB: History, Ancestry and Freedom PRLACC

Tom Meagher, UCONN, “Freedom Hesitant: Du Boisian Human Sciences and Ethical Philosophy” Amir Jaima, St. Lawrence University, “On the Methodological Advantages of Historical Fiction for Philosophical Purposes: W.E.B. DuBois’ Critique of ‘The Race Problem’ in The Black Flame” Sergio A. Gallegos, Metropolitan State University of Denver, “Ancestralidade as Epistemic Resistance in Brazil” Stephanie Berruz & Jonathan Astacio, William Paterson University, “The Undaunted: Excavating A Dominican Garveyite in Harlem”

10:45-12:15 p.m. AACC

Session III: The Boys: Rethinking Black Bodies in a Climate of Post-Apartheid Vulnerabilities and First, Post-Racism Sensibilities, a panel organized by the Centre for Race and Identity, South Africa Rozena Maart, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa Ernest Khalema, Human Sciences Research Council, Durban, South Africa & University of Alberta, Canada Themba Shibase, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa Wesley Crichlow, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch [provided], AACC

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1:30-2:45 p.m. AACC

Keynote, “Active Subjectivity, Critical Worldtraveling, and Resistance,” Mariana Ortega, John Carroll University ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

3:00-4:30 p.m. Session IVA: Latina Feminism, a panel organized by the Latina Philosophy Roundtable AACC

Session IVB: Emergent Indigeneity: Resituating the Epistemic Starting Point for U.S. Subaltern Theologies of Struggle PRLACC

Rufus Burnett, Jr. Duquesne University Steven J. Battin, University of Notre Dame Malik J.M. Walker, Fordham University Amy R. Barbour, Garrett Evengelical Theological Seminary

4:45-6:15 p.m. AACC



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Philosophy Department (primary), African American Cultural Center, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Political Science, Puerto Rican Latin American Cultural Center, UConn Master Calendar

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