Friday, November 3rd 6-8:30pm Welcome gathering at the Crown Plaza at

               Playhouse Square (we have tables reserved at the hotel bar).

1260 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115



Saturday, November 4th

All food and sessions are in the Student Center, Rooms 313 and 315


8:00am-8:30am Coffee and snacks provided by Cleveland University


8:30-9:30am “Standing Up for Blame: What the Nature of Standing Tells us about the Nature of Blame”

Zoe Johnson King (University of Michigan) and Mariam Kazanjian (Indiana University)


9:40-10:40am “’Forget What (You Think) They Think’: Complexities in Epistemic Labor in Cases of Stereotype Threat”

Nic Cottone (Miami University)


10:50-11:50am “Gender and Social Standing”

Filipa Melo Lopes (University of Michigan)


11:50-1:30pm Lunch Break – on your own in Cleveland


1:30-2:30pm “An Ethic of Trauma: Establishing a Temporal Dimension in the

Original Position”

Molly Kelly (George Washington University)


2:40-3:40pm “On Determining the Responsibility to Meet Needs”

Laura W. Kane (The University of Tampa)


3:50-4:50pm “Anger as Moral Protest in Contexts of Oppression”

Lyn Radke (Vanderbilt University)


5:00-6:00pm Business Meeting


7:00pm Dinner Gathering at Nuevo


If anyone has requests or needs (allergies, etc.), please let the host know (Sonya Charles at s.charles07@csuohio.edu) and she will alert the restaurant.

Sunday, November 5th

All food and sessions are in the Student Center, Rooms 313 and 315


8:00-8:30am Coffee and snacks provided by Cleveland University


8:30-9:30am “Reading Emergence Experimentally: Pregnancy as a Case Study”

Maja Sidzinska (San Francisco State University)


9:40-10:40am “Six Faces of Epistemic Oppression”

Allison Wolf (Simpson College)


10:50-11:50pm “Willing Grief Otherwise”

Kit Connor (Miami University of Ohio)





Programming Committee:

Meredith Verrochi (Southwestern Illinois College) and Qrescent Mason (Berea College)




Other Important Information


Rooms for MSWIP have been reserved at the Crown Plaza at Playhouse Square (1-216-615-7500). The cost is $115 plus tax. Please reference “Midwest Society for Women in Philosophy.” You can reserve rooms directly using this link:

Midwest Society for Women in Philosophy


Travel from Airport

There is an RTA train that comes into downtown from the airport. According to their website, it takes about 50 minutes to get to the hotel from the airport (via RTA—if you take a taxi or Uber it will be much quicker). You can plan your route here by plugging in Cleveland Airport and Crown Plaza Playhouse Square:



Accessibility Statement

The CSU Campus is generally very accessibility-friendly including the building in which all talks will be held. However, if anyone desires a specific accommodation, please contact the local host (Sonya Charles at s.charles07@csuohio.edu ). She will be happy to work with our local disability services to secure needed resources. Please note that a minimum of two weeks notice is necessary for most accommodations; sign language interpreters and alternate text requests should be made four weeks in advance.