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Cal State East Bay Philosophy Professor Honored at African-American Heritage Leadership Ceremony


Barbara Hall

  • March 9, 2016

Associate professor of philosophy Barbara Hall was one of three African-American community leaders honored by State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) at the 5th annual African-American Heritage Leadership Awards last month.

 “The three individuals I am recognizing are making important contributions to the African-American community and our region through education, mentoring, research, community service and social and recreational programs,” Senator Wieckowski said.  “They clearly believe in civic engagement and volunteering for the greater good of the community.”

As a professor, Hall’s areas of interest include moral philosophy, ethics and African-American philosophy. She is a member of the American Philosophical Association and she’s served on the editorial board of philosophical journals.

In addition to Hall, Milan R. Bilanton, executive director of the African-American Community Services Agency in San Jose and Ken Smith, a Newark Realtor and Chamber of Commerce board member, were also honored at the Feb. 25 ceremony in Newark.

Senator Wieckowski’s Senate District includes southern Alameda County and northeast Santa Clara County.

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