The Department of Philosophy at Western Michigan University is proud to support Minorities and Philosophy. MAP is an organization that: (i) promotes the work of minority and underrepresented groups in philosophy; (ii) promotes work on underrepresentation in the field; and (iii) promotes work on topics that are marginalized within philosophy.
Since founding the chapter in 2017, we have hosted a number of events: outings to see "I Am Not Your Negro" and "Get Out"; a leadership lunch with Lisa Minnick, President of the AAUP at WMU; a graduate presentation--"Outside Insight: Queer Phenomenology, First-Personal Authority, and the Nature of Self-Discovery"; and a Skype talk with Talia Mae Bettcher, Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Los Angeles.
We have a busy schedule this year as well: Keagan Potts will be hosting a reading group in partnership with the Ethics Center (Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism); Ashley Atkins will be hosting a workshop on social and political philosophy, focusing particular attention on work that engages with current racial and gender justice movements (BLM, SayHerName, etc.); and we'll be hosting a leadership lunch with Kristina Wirtz, an anthropologist at WMU.