Anita Silvers, Ph.D.

Excellence in Service Award, 2013
San Francisco State
Philosophy Department

    Professor and Chair of Philosophy Anita Silvers has spent much of her more than four-decade-long career fighting to ensure equal access for all to higher education and other institutions. During the 1970s, she organized a statewide campaign that prompted California State University compliance with new federal disability access laws.

    She has served on dozens of academic and professional committees, including the National Council on the Humanities, the San Francisco General Hospital Ethics Committee and as a consultant to the New Zealand Human Rights Commission. In 2009, she was awarded the Quinn Prize for Contributions to Philosophy from the American Philosophical Association in recognition of her service and scholarship.

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