Philosophy Born of Struggle XXIII
2016 Conference Announcement & Registration
Theorizing within Revolt: Black Power, Black Life, & Black Thought—The Role of Africana Philosophy in 21st Century Struggles
November 3-5, 2016 Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
BLACK POWER, BLACK LIFE, & BLACK THOUGHT is a series of concepts that have emerged yet again in the current era of police brutality, campus protests, and loss of Black life in the world. Black people are dying. What does it mean for the philosopher to respond to these deaths?
Questions emerging from this year’s theme include: What is the relevance of Black Power in the 21st century? Can philosophy help solve the problems that confront Black Americans? Is a philosophy of liberation possible, or are such attempts doomed to perpetual struggle? Can Black Americans and other people of color be liberated through political revolution, identity politics, or divine intervention? Does one’s position within Blackness (male, female, LGBTQ, poor) affect the characterization of these struggles?
PBS is an interdisciplinary and open philosophical community. We welcome interlocutors from all traditions, including but not limited to Afrocentrism, womanism, feminism, queer/trans theory, Marxism, Pan-Africanism, pragmatism, and existentialism. We also welcome participants regardless of discipline and professional affiliation.
Hosted this year at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, under the direction of PBS Executive Director, Dr. Tommy Curry
Conference Registration (Registration)
Conference Email address for participants and panelists: PBSconference@gmail.com
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & PANELS
Rozena Maart, Race Inst., UKZN Lisa Corrigan, African American Studies, UAK
Friday, November 4, 2016 Saturday, November 5, 2016
~South Africa and the continent of Africa’s forgotten victims of violence ~
~Undergraduate and Graduate Panels on Philosophy: Power and Violence~
~Insurrection: Ethics of . . . ~
CONFERENCE LODGING AND PARKING
Aloft College Station
1150 University Drive East, College Station, TX, 77840
A special conference rate of $114.00 plus taxes for a single or double room. Reservations may be made by phone at 855-811-0254, mention the conference or on the website using the code “PBS”.
The 23rd Annual Philosophy Born of Struggle Conference will be held at the Texas A&M Memorial Student Center (Room 2502). On-campus parking tags are available for parking in the University Center Garage, across the street from the conference venue. Guests can also pay to park at parking meters located in the University Center or West Campus Garages.
Please visit the Transportation Services Visitor’s website for more information about on-campus parking.
Directions from Hyatt Place College Station to the University Center Garage (same route for lodging alternatives)
On site at conference or preferably on website:
Conference Registration (Registration)
Easterwood Airport (CLL) in College Station, TX or Houston, TX – Bush (IAH) or Hobby – (HOU) in Houston, TX
Shuttle service from Houston (IAH and HOU) airports is provided by Groundshuttle.com
[Note: Dallas, TX is not near College Station, TX. It is over three hours away. Please fly into Houston, or College Station. Austin, Tx (AUS) is the only other alternative, but there is no shuttle service available to College Station, Tx]
Easterwood Airport rental information
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) rental information
Houston (IAH and HOU) rental information
Sponsors: Funding provided by Texas A&M Department of Philosophy and the Texas A&M University College of Liberal Arts; Purdue University, Office of the Dean, Department of Philosophy, African American Studies and Research Center.
Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M University, 4237 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4237 • tel: (979) 845-5660, fax: (979) 845-0458
Please contact Dr. Tommy Curry for more information about the conference events.