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October 7 - October 10

Creating Healthy and Inclusive Communities

Annual conference of The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA)The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (WIPCS).

Hosted by: Peacebuilding Programs and the College of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

OCTOBER 7-10, 2021

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

 Proposal Submission Deadline: May 01, 2021
Draft Schedule Released: June 4, 2021
Early Bird Registration: July 15, 2021

The theme of this year’s PJSA/WIPCS conference offers the opportunity to explore the intersections of health, equity, justice, and peacebuilding. The roots of health disparities stretch back in history with colonization practices and are laid bare again by COVID19. The rawness of our recent crisis provides an important opportunity to explore the depth of health hierarchies. Importantly, it also energizes our recognition of the urgent need for change. Through papers, plenaries, and performances, we will explore the critical barriers and opportunities to address public health crisis points such as racism, economic disparity, social determinants of health, and gendered violence among other examples of systemic inequalities. Central to our discussions will be the thirst for innovative change and the centering of excluded and silenced voices.

Calling upon the depth and breadth of the interdisciplinary peace scholarship and conflict resolution practices reflected in the PJSA and WIPCS membership, this conference aims to further dialogue, mobilize strategy, and catalyze new insights and practices that empower global change through interconnected local actions. Participants are encouraged to frame their contributions to the conference in ways that shed light on the dynamics of social upheavals and revolutionary social histories.

The Conference

The conference is a collaboration between PJSA (U.S. and Canada) and WIPCS (Wisconsin), a regional organization that brings peace/conflict educators and scholars together to discuss pedagogy, research, and practice. There will be multiple opportunities to engage, beginning with interactive pre-conference programming, as well as panels, plenaries, workshops, and discussion sessions, concluding with our annual awards ceremony and silent auction.


Peace & Justice Studies Association
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University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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