The Philosophies of Liberation International Conference, scheduled for September 11 and 12, 2020, is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of History and Government at Bowie State University. It brings together international and US scholars in the field of Philosophies of Liberation for a two-day encounter of presentations, art exhibits, music and panel discussions. Organized by the US chapter of the Association of Philosophy of Liberation, this event was originally scheduled as a live meeting at Bowie State University and will now most likely be conducted in a virtual environment.
This second meeting of the Philosophies of Liberation Encounter (PLE) seeks to build from and extend the work of its inaugural meeting in Los Angeles in 2019. PLE takes as its point of reference to the decolonization of our ways of understanding and being in the world. The Encounter promotes theory and praxis aimed at overcoming the multiple hierarchies of domination and the ongoing destruction of the earth imposed by ruthless instrumental rationality of interlocking systems of racial, gendered, colonialist, and capitalist oppression.
The conference is inspired by the work of philosophies and practices of liberation and decolonization across the globe. The gathering seeks to open up spaces for the work of intercultural dialogue, transmodern praxis, and liberatory thought that engages in critiques of prevailing systems of oppression, with a view toward affirming human life and the biosphere. PLE aims to learn from and participate in community efforts to transform concrete socio-economic conditions in function of liberation and the well-being of all members of the community.
Find the program with zoom links and panel moderators here.
Frederick B Mills