The American Philosophical Association (APA) has announced that it is creating a travel fund for philosophers of color. According an APA press release, the fund is aimed at supporting “philosophers of color who would otherwise find it challenging to participate in APA divisional meetngs and other APA-sponsored conferences. The fund is supported exclusively by donations.”
There is a campaign currently underway to support the fund.
To help get the new fund off the ground, APA member Janice Dowell and the M arc Sanders Foundation have issued a challenge. Professor Dowell, the winner of the 2014 Sanders Prize in Metaethics, has pledged $1,000 of her prize money to the travel assistance fund, and the Marc Sanders Foundation has committed another $2,000 to it—but only if the APA raises $5,000 in additional donations for the travel assistance fund by April 10.
If you’re interested in contributing, you can do so here.
(via Amy Ferrer)
UPDATE: Please see the remarks by Elizabeth Anderson, posted by Amy Ferrer, in comment 8, below.