CUNY Black Women Philosophers Talk

Two brilliant philosophers, Charles Mills and Linda Alcoff, hosted a conference at CUNY March 15-16, 2019 to highlight the work of black women philosophers. Taking up the amazing work of Kathryn Sophia Belle, founding director of the Collegium of Black Women Philosophers, the two-day event featured established and up-and-coming lead voices in the field. I was honored by the invite. There are approximately 45 black women Ph.D.’s in Philosophy in the US out of approximately 11,000 professional philosophers. Writing about how amazing this conference was, how ground-breaking the work, and how generous the scholars… was one of those things I intended to do back in the spring, but you know what they say about the road to hell and good intentions.

At any rate, my talk is from the chapter on pain management in the book that I am dedicating my year at the National Humanities Center to researching and writing—Black Death: Racial Justice, Priority-Setting, and Care at the End of Life. It’s posted under “Selected Talks.” (My forgetfulness around videoing/posting my academic talks is a whole ‘nother issue.) Here is the link for your convenience and intellectual stimulation.

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