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Celebrating Leonard Harris

Join us in a celebration of the philosophy of Leonard Harris, and the recent publication of A Philosophy of Struggle: The Leonard Harris Reader.

Saturday, April 16th, 2022
Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
BRNG 1245

Dr. Leonard Harris, a preeminent voice in the philosophy of race (racism as a form of necro-being) and pioneer of Africana philosophy, has inspired generations of philosophers with his novel contributions to the field, including philosophy born of struggle (a “New Movement” in philosophy as such) and insurrectionist ethics. A Philosophy of Struggle was published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2020.

Guest Speakers

Lucius Outlaw, Vanderbilt
Derrick Alridge, University of Virginia
LaRose Parris, Lehman College/CUNY
James Stewart, Penn State
Anthony Sean Neal, Mississippi State


9:00am - LaRose Parris
10:00am - Anthony Sean Neal
11:00am - Lucius Outlaw
12:00pm - Lunch
1:30pm - ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: James Stewart and Derrick Alridge, moderated by Cornelius Bynum (Purdue)
3:30pm - Leonard Harris

Virtual Attendance

This is a hybrid event. Attendees can join us in person or virtually through the link below.

Celebrating Leonard Harris Zoom

ID: 950 2433 3995

Passcode: 151453

Contact Info

If you have questions or would like more information on the event that is not provided here, please contact Cornelius Bynum at


This conference has been generously supported by the Department of Philosophy and the African American Studies and Research Center at Purdue University.