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Africana Philosophy: Breaking New Ground

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When Feb 22, 2013 04:00 PM to
Feb 23, 2013 04:00 PM
Where Caldwell 105
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Friday, February 22, 2013

4:00 p.m.



4:15 - 5:30 p.m.

Lucius Outlaw (Professor of Philosophy and Diaspora Studies, Vanderbilt), "Africana Philosophy"

Commentator: Rebecka Rutledge Fisher (Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature, UNC)

5:30 - 6:45 p.m.

Ryan Preston-Roedder (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, UNC), “Faith in Humanity"

Commentator: Reginald Hildebrand (Associate Professor, African and Afro-American Studies, UNC)

6:45 - 7:15 p.m.



Saturday, February 23, 2013

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.



9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Megan Mitchell (PhD candidate, UNC), "Every[thing]'s a Little Bit Racist: An Account of Implicit Racial Bias as Institutional Racism"
Commentator: Erica Preston-Roedder (PhD, Philosophy, NYU and Director of Quality Measurement, NC Center for Hospital Quality and Patient Safety)

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Blanche Curry (Professor of Philosophy, Fayetteville State University), “Realizing DuBois' Legacy of 'The Concept of Race:' Implications for Transforming Education"
Commentator: Perry Hall (Associate Professor, African and Afro-American Studies, UNC)

12:30 - 1:45 p.m.



1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Bill Lawson (Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of Memphis), “Trayvon Martin, Racism, and the Dilemma of the African American Parent”
Commentator: William Darity (Professor of Public Policy, Professor of African and African-American Studies and Economics and Chair, Department of African and African American Studies, Director, Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality, Duke University)


3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Breaking New Ground: A Panel Discussion