World Philosophy Day! How Philosophy Can help the fight against Rape

Thursday, November 20th 2014 at 6:00 pm
City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue NAC Bldg Rm TBA Harlem, NY

Come celebrate World Philosophy Day on the beautiful campus of the City College of New York! The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has declared each third Thursday in November to be World Philosophy Day. In establishing World Philosophy Day, UNESCO highlighted the importance of this discipline, especially for young people, underlining that "philosophy is a discipline that encourages critical and independent thought and is capable of working towards a better understanding of the world and promoting tolerance and peace."

For the 2014 edition at CCNY, we will feature Linda Alcoff (Hunter College) as our keynote speaker. The title of her talk is "What Philosopy Can Contribute to the Global Resistance Against Rape". 

Linda is the past President of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association. She earned her PhD in Philosophy from Brown University, and was recognized as the distinguished Woman Philosopher of 2005 by the Society for Women in Philosophy and the APA. Her writings focus on epistemology, feminism, race theory, and existentialism. Her interest in diversity led her to co-edit (with Paul Taylor and William Wilkerson) the Pluralist Guide to Philosophy. Linda most recently co-authored Women's Realities, Women's Choices: An Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (2014). She is also the author of Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self (2009).

The event starts at 6:30pm in the North Academic Center, room 1/202. Here is amap of the CCNY campus, and here are directions on how to get there (remember to tell the guard that you are going to a public event). More information on World Philosophy Day at CCNY can be found here.