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The Racial Justice Philosophy Lab explores the challenges of acting responsibly in relation to real-world problems of racial injustice. It is a collaborative, creative, experimental, and problem-centered space for testing, applying, and extending the ideas that emerge from the growing philosophical literature on racial justice.

Four projects currently run out of the RJ Lab.

  1. Racial Justice Art Space
  2. Forensic Philosophy Project
  3. Philosophy for Black Lives speaker series
  4. TELOS – philosophy for kids initiative

Lab participants include graduate fellows, postdoctoral researchers, undergraduate students, and affiliate scholars from outside of VU. Each participant will join one of the core project teams and work with the team members to design, carry out, and document the work.

Click here to see the full team.


The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy

The Department of Philosophy