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Diversifying Philosophy

Philosophy Colloquia

September 4, 2020 (hosted virtually by Claremont McKenna)
"Institutional Racism: Disrupting Forms of Discrimination in Education”
Speakers include Kenjus Watson (Occidental College), Kouross Esmaeli (Pitzer College), and Briana Toole (Claremont McKenna College). Email for the zoom link: DROMAN22@CMC.EDU

October 2, 2020 (hosted virtually by Claremont McKenna)
Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò, Georgetown University
"On Material Security"
4:15pm (register here to get the link)

October 9, 2020 (hosted virtually by Claremont McKenna)
Vanessa Wills, George Washington University 
"Black Woman Marxists on Race, Gender, and Class"
4:15pm (register here to get the link)

Women and Philosophy Luncheon Discussion

October 1, 2021
Discussion led by Professor Jennifer Lackey, Northwestern University
12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., location TBA

Summer Programs

The summer institutes listed below are designed to encourage undergraduates (and in some cases recent graduates) from underrepresented groups to consider future study of philosophy. Underrepresented groups in philosophy include women, African Americans, Chicano/as and Latino/as, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, LGBTQ+s, economically disadvantaged communities, and people with disabilities.

Resources on Diversity and Inclusiveness in Philosophy

Blogs and Websites

News Stories

Newsletters, Articles​, and Books

Past Events

September 20, 2019
Agency, Power, and Social Justice
Discussion led by Professor Sally Haslanger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., Pearsons 202

May 2, 2019
A conversation about Agreeing to Unwanted Sex
Discussion led by Stavroula Glezakos (Wake Forest University) and Julie Tannenbaum (Pomona College)
Women and Philosophy Luncheon

November 1, 2018
Love
Discussion led by Ellie Anderson, Pitzer College
Women and Philosophy Luncheon

February 23, 2018
Women and Philosophy Hike
4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
We are headed to Johnson's Pasture Trail

October 25, 2017
Epistemic Injustice
Women and Philosophy Luncheon

April 3, 2017
Using philosophy in the workplace
Discussion led by Tamara Zakim (Pomona Alumnus)
Women and Philosophy Luncheon

November 18, 2016
Women and Philosophy Luncheon
​Discussion led by Sarah Stroud, McGill University

February 18, 2016
Who is the Parent?  A discussion of how parental responsibility is incurred and transferred
Discussion led by Professor Rivka Weinberg, Scripps College
Women and Philosophy Luncheon

October 23, 2015
Identity-in-Difference to Avoid Indifference
Discussion led by Professor Emily Lee, California State University, Fullerton
Women and Philosophy Luncheon​

February 20, 2015
Moral Reasons to Imagine the Experience of Others
Discussion led by Professor Adrienne Martin, Claremont McKenna College
Women and Philosophy Luncheon

October 25, 2014
Women and Philosophy Hike
Meet at Pearsons Hall, south entrance
We are headed to Johnson's Pasture Trail

April 24, 2014
Women and Philosophy Luncheon
Discussion led by Professor Helga Varden, University of Illnois at Urbana-Champaign

November 24, 2013
Women and Philosophy Hike
Meet at Pearsons Hall, south entrance
We are headed to Johnson's Pasture Trail

March 31, 2012
Women and Philosophy Hike
Meet at Pearsons Hall, south entrance
We are headed to Stoddard Peak

February 16, 2012
Changing the Ideology and Culture of Philosophy
Discussion moderated by Pomona undergraduates Ruiwen Huang, Rebecca Raible, and Emi Young
Women and Philosophy Discussion

February 10, 2011
Pre-Valentine’s Day Get Together
Pomona College, Smith Campus Center, Rm 201

September 16, 2011
Women and Philosophy Luncheon
Discussion led by Professor Stavroula Glezakos, Wake Forest University

Oct 28, 2010
Inaugural Women and Philosophy at the 5Cs
Dinner Get Together
Pomona College, Smith Campus Center, Rm 201