Dear Curious Souls,
When our loyal workshop participants were asked what topic they'd most like to dive into next, the philosophy of race was at the top of their list. We are all craving better tools to understand the legacy of racism in the United States, to respond to the current crisis, and to create remedies for a future of equality and justice.
After some months of looking for a text that would be accessible and introduce us to some of the big questions and debates in the philosophy of race, we've settled on the book Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race by Kwame Anthony Appiah and Amy Gutmann. The book balances inquiries into the meaning of race with debates on how we can respond to racial injustice in the fairest ways.
Together we'll examine what sorts of claims are made when people talk about race, whether dividing the world into racial identities has any positive value, and what it means to respond to racial injustice in "color blind" versus "color conscious" ways.
This workshop is a chance to dig into a controversial and emotionally charged issue in a slow, careful, and respectful way.
I hope you will join us!
Saturdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Pacific
Online via Zoom
Learn more and register here!
Monica Vilhauer, Ph.D. is the founder of Curious Soul Philosophy. She designs and leads workshops and retreats that approach philosophy as a way of life. She also offers one-on-one philosophical counseling for adults.
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