Invitation to Publish with Public Philosophy Journal
At the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, the Public Philosophy Journal offered space for folks to critically reflect on the pandemic’s impact on their communities, occupations, and futures. Since that time we have published insightful works on community-engaged learning in higher education, perspectives on public engagement and policy, and the elucidations of state racism. Now, as the Black Lives Matter movement grows and attention turns to issues of institutionalized racism, police brutality, and the pandemic’s disproportionate effects on People of Color, particularly Black people, we at the Public Philosophy Journal want to renew our invitation to offer a space for thoughtful public reflection on the current changes, impacts, and issues that BLM is bringing to the world’s attention. We are committed to providing quick Formative Peer Review according to the PPJ’s core values, for short, reflective pieces, provocations, ideas, and inquiries (500-1000 words, 3-5 minute video, or 5-7 minutes audio). These pieces may consider issues surrounding institutionalized racism--and its frequent intersectional effects on queer people of color, women of color, immigrants, and so on--and the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement today, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics might involve: health, public safety, policy, food justice, higher education, trauma, the arts, civil unrest, protests, critical analyses of race, gender, class, sexuality, ethnicity, disability and so on. We invite submissions from community leaders, activists, students, educators, artists, and others alike. If you are interested in collaborating with us on this project as an author or a reviewer, please submit your piece to the PPJ website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.