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Oppression and Resistance: A NYC MAP Conference

The NYC MAP Conference 'Oppression and Resistance' will take place at the NYU Philosophy Department on October 12-13, 2018. The two-day conference features practical workshops on topics related to activism and philosophy, as well as philosophical talks centered on the theme of oppression and resistance. The keynote speaker will be José Medina.


The conference program will be as follows:


Friday, October 12, 2018

All events will take place at 5 Washington Pl.


Panel 1, 1:00–2:00PM (6th Floor) MAP Organizing Carolina Flores, Keyvan Shafiei, Elise Woodard


Panel 2, 2:10–3:10PM (6th Floor)

Graduate Employee Unions and Social Justice Danny Echikson, Nadia Mehdi, Chris Nickell


Panel 3, 3:20–4:20PM (6th Floor)

Teaching Outside the Academy & Inclusive Pedagogy Victoria Emery, Sukaina Hirji, Allysa Lake


Panel 4, 4:30–6:30PM (Room 202)

Faculty Panel on Activism and Public Philosophy Linda Martín Alcoff, Lori Gruen, Kate Ritchie, Briana Toole


Reception, 6:30–7:30PM (6th Floor)


Saturday, October 13, 2018 All events will take place at 5 Washington Pl.


Breakfast, 9:30-10AM (Lobby)


Session 1, 10:00–11:30AM (Room 101)

  • Rebecca Harrison (University of Michigan) – “Experiencing Resistance: Disruptive Protest as a Site of Moral Learning”

  • Claryn Spies (Villanova) – “Ideas Spring from Deeds: Rethinking Black Bloc Aesthetically”

Session 2, 11:45AM–1:15PM (Room 101)

  • Noel Dominguez (Harvard) – “Are We Blameworthy for Implicit Biases? We Might As Well Be”

  • Javiera Perez-Gomez (University of Maryland) – “Microaggressions: Failings and Prospects”

Lunch, 1:15–2:30PM (6th Floor)


Session 3, 2:30–4:00PM (Room 101)

  • Emmalon Davis (The New School) – “What We Owe to Ourselves: Resisting a Self-Directed Duty to Resist Oppression”

  • Matt Andler (University of Virginia) – “What Is Sexual Identity?”

Coffee, 4:00-4:30PM (Lobby)


Keynote, 4:30–6:30PM (Room 101) José Medina (Northwestern) – "Resisting Racist Propaganda: Distorted Visual Communication and Epistemic Activism"


Reception, 6:30–7:30PM (6th Floor)


This conference has been organized through the joint efforts of the Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapters of Columbia, the CUNY Graduate Center, the New School, NYU, Princeton, and Rutgers. Special thanks goes to our generous sponsors (the New School Student Senate, the New York Institute of Philosophy, and the philosophy departments of Columbia, the CUNY Graduate Center, Rutgers, and Princeton), the members of the organizing committee (Helios Orin Singh Bajwa, Caroline Bowman, Zoe Cunliffe, Maggie Fife, Carolina Flores, Yarran Hominh, Zoey Lavallee, Annette Martin, Gonzalo Bustamante Moya, Alejandro Naranjo Sandoval, Daniel Sharp, Philip Yaure), and the administrative staff at each of the organizing departments, especially Amy Kinder Moore.

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