Upcoming 2018 Meeting
THE 13th BIENNIAL RADICAL PHILOSOPHY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Strategies of Resistance
University of Massachusetts Lowell
November 8 to 10, 2018
Dr. Linda Martín-Alcoff, City University of New York
Dr. Tommy Curry, Texas A&M University
Dr. Todd May, Clemson University
The 13th biennial conference of the Radical Philosophy Association will be held at the University of Massachusetts - Lowell from November 8 to 10, 2018. In response to the racist, sexist, nationalist, transphobic, nativist rhetoric and policy of the Trump White House, our conference theme this year is "Strategies of Resistance." Across the globe, individuals and communities are joining together to resist neo-liberalism, climate change, and global capital. They are practicing significant actions of solidarity and creatively imagining and prefiguring a new and more just world. From the Black Lives Matter movement, to rising antifascist activism in the U.S. and Europe, to solidarity with the Dreamers and their families as well as migrants across the world, we are living in an age where people are resurrecting old ways and finding new possibilities of joining together to resist unlivable and inhumane conditions. As members of the RPA, we stand together against the growing police state, the erosion of healthcare policies, a colonialist and aggressive foreign policy, and tax policy that benefits the wealthy at the expense of basic human needs. As much as ever, we recognize the importance of resistance and solidarity. With the rise of right-wing, anti- immigrant parties in Europe and the reappearance of blatant white supremacist rhetoric on the mainstream news in the United States, it is incumbent upon the left to join together to imagine, share, and act upon our strategies of resistance.
REGISTRATION: Here is a link to register for the conference. There are different rates for full-time faculty and part-time/grad student/other, and it is less expensive to register ahead of time. There is a discounted rate for members. Membership is inexpensive ($47 for full-time faculty, $30 for students and includes complimentary print and online access too the Radical Philosophy Review! Please consider joining us!
As you can see, we will be having a banquet on Friday night. The banquet is a great time, and I hope many of you will be able to attend. In addition, UMAss Lowell is providing the option of brown bag lunches for those who do now want to wander too far from the conference site for lunch. You can purchase these with your registration.
TRAVEL: There are two airports that are about the same distance from UMAss Lowell, Logan and Manchester, NH. Manchester is a small airport but still has a decent number of flights, our local hosts report. Here is a link to a document for ride-sharing. If you are interesting, put down your arrival times, and attendees can coordinate to travel to campus.
HOTEL: To receive the discount at the Marriott, you must reserve a room by 10/23
Courtyard Marriott Boston Lowell/Chelmsford (discount rate of $139/night--about 2 miles from conference)
30 Industrial Avenue East
Lowell, MA, 01852
Phone: 1 (800) 321-2211 or (978) 458-7575
Please identify yourselves as part of the University of Massachusetts Lowell group to receive the discounted rate.
For further information, contact the conference Program Committee:
Sarah Vitale, Program Committee Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christa Hodapp, Conference Organizer: Christa_Hodapp@uml.edu
José Jorge Mendoza, Conference Organizer: Jose_Mendoza@uml.edu
Cory Aragon: email@example.com
George Fourlas: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Pomeroy: email@example.com
Sebastian Purcell: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cory Wimberly: email@example.com
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