The 2023 Mentoring Workshop

June 11-13, 2023

University of Missouri

The Sixth Biennial 2023 workshop will be held June 11-13, 2023 at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. The 2023 Keynote Speaker will be Yolonda Wilson (Saint Louis University), with “Re-Thinking the Significance of Structural Injustice in Health Care.”

Mentees will be assigned a networking group consisting of a mentor and four fellow mentees working in similar fields. Each mentor will provide written feedback on the workshop papers of each mentee and will participate in discussions at the workshop. Mentees will take responsibility for providing written feedback on the papers of their group members and will serve as discussion leader and first reader for one paper and second reader for another. In the long term, group members will actively monitor the progress of each other’s careers, offering philosophical feedback and, in the case of the mentors, advice about professional development along the way.

The Mentoring Workshop wishes to express our unequivocal opposition to and strong condemnation of the anti-trans legislation signed into law by Missouri Governor Mike Parson this week. The restrictions and prohibitions enacted by Senate Bills 39 and 49 target the lives, identities, and perspectives of trans youth, and are in direct opposition to the values and principles of our organization. We affirm and celebrate the existence, perspectives, and rights of trans people and we honour and support resistance to a growing wave of anti-trans legislation and violence.

The directors of the 2023 Mentoring Workshop also wish to reinforce our commitment to the safety and wellbeing of all trans, non binary, and genderqueer participants, and we understand that many of you may be feeling trepidation as you prepare to join us. The University of Missouri campus and the city of Columbia remain inclusive and welcoming spaces. If you would like more information about services and resources (including bathrooms) on campus or in town, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Carol Hay, Alice MacLachlan, Nico Orlandi, and Susanne Sreedhar 

Co-Directors of the 2023 Mentoring Workshop 


The Mentoring Workshop Thanks the Following Sponsors!

University of Missouri, Office of the Provost, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Florence G. Kline Fund

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

York University

Oakland University

Special thanks go to our local hosts for this meeting: the Department of Philosophy at the University of Missouri, Professor Claire Horisk, and Tieying Zhou.

Contact Us

The Marc Sanders Foundation would be happy to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us (e-mail is preferred) about any questions you might have.


Barry Lam

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