Centennial Commemoration Moves to SAAP Portland

100 Year Anniversary commemoration moves to Portland for the 2016 meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (SAAP.) This Alain Locke Society panel at SAAP will be held in honor of the 100 year anniversary of the lecture series delivered by Alain Locke in 1916 entitled “Race Contacts and Interracial Relations: Lectures on the Theory and Practice of Race” which he also delivered in the Spring of the previous year. The lecture was given under the joint auspices of the Howard Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Social Science Club. The lectures were part of Locke’s efforts to include race theory in the social science and humanities curriculum of Howard University, an effort that had been opposed by the … [Read more...]

Philosophy Born of Struggle 2015 – UCONN Storrs

Embodied Philosophy & Epistemologies of Liberation November 6-7, 2015 University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT Hosted by the Department of Philosophy, UCONN and the Caribbean Philosophical Association "All philosophies, it seems to me, are in ultimate derivation philosophies of life and not abstract, disembodied 'objective' reality; products of time, place and situation and thus systems of timed history rather than timeless eternity." (Alain Locke, 1935) The 2014 Philosophy Born of Struggle at Paine College, "Forging Concepts Through Struggle: The New Slave—Racism, Empire, and Sexual Violence" featured explorations of the meaning of the new slave, non-ideal intuitions, racial and corrective justice, convergences of Africana and Latino Philosophy, the nature of slavery … [Read more...]

APA-Eastern Symposium to Commemorate Centennial of Locke Lecture Series

"100 Years of Race Contacts and Inter-Racial Relations a Symposium in Honor of Alain L. Locke" This symposium will be held in honor of the 100 year anniversary of the lecture series delivered by Alain Locke in 1916 entitled “Race Contacts and Interracial Relations: Lectures on the Theory and Practice of Race” which he also delivered in the Spring of the previous year. The lecture was given under the joint auspices of the Howard Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Social Science Club. The lectures were part of Locke’s efforts to include race theory in the social science and humanities curriculum of Howard University, an effort that had been opposed by the university’s president and board of trustees. Over the course of the lectures … [Read more...]

Purdue Names McBride, Carter, and Tan as Locke Visiting Scholars

Purdue University Announces 2015-2016 ALAIN L. LOCKE VISITING SCHOLAR APPOINTEES Department of Philosophy Lee McBride, College of Wooster Impure Communities of Resistance: Harris and Lugones Creative Democracy: Dewey and Mouffe Insurrectionist Ethics and Angela Davis Food and Race as Tradition Jacoby A. Carter, CUNY, John Jay College of Criminal Justice Racial Contributions and the Americas’ Cultures Writing Race in the Americas American Studies: School of Interdisciplinary Studies Mindy Tan, Purdue University Normal Lewis and the Art of Abstract (art) Resistance Alain Locke and Aesthetics A Visiting Scholar is invited to become an active member of our scholarly community and will participate in faculty and student colloquia and other department discussions. … [Read more...]

Caribbean Philosophical Assn. Honors Leonard Harris with Lifetime Award

The Caribbean Philosophical Association is pleased to announce the 2014 recipient of the association’s Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award is Leonard Harris. Professor Harris is a pioneer in the academic study of African American philosophy with his groundbreaking textbook, Philosophy Born of Struggle, and The Philosophy of Alain Locke. Harris continues to be at the forefront of building bridges across the full spectrum of Africana thought through the work he has done for UNESCO and the Philosophy Born of Struggle Society. The Awards Committee noted his philosophy of insurrectionist ethics, his critical challenges to American philosophy, and his important mentorship of several generations of scholars. Africana philosophy (all fields), Caribbean thought, Latin American … [Read more...]