For those visiting Birmingham from out of town, consider downloading the “IN Guide” app which features maps, lists of restaurants, attractions, hotels and other useful information for looking to get the most out of their time in the city. More details and download link at: Directions to UAB Hill Student Center (HSC): From the North (Nashville): Take I-65 South to exit 259B (4th Avenue South). Take a right on 14th St, and continue four blocks to reach the Hill Student Center. From the Northeast (Chattanooga/Birmingham Airport): Take I-59 South to exit 124A (I-65...


COMING SOON Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:00pm: Opening Plenary Performance - UAB Choir Speaker, Dr. Ruby Sales Thursday, October 26, 2017 ​6:30pm United Nations Association Dinner & Plenary Friday, October 27, 2017 11:30-1:00pm: Awards Luncheon & Plenary Saturday, October 28, 2017 11:00-12:30pm: Plenary ​6:00-8:00pm PJSA Banquet Plenary

Pre-Conference Sessions

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 8:00-4:30pm: Guided Civil Rights Tour (bus leaves Montgomery to visit State Capital , Dexter Ave. Baptist Church , Southern Poverty Law Center , lunch) [Cost of tour includes lunch]. At 8:00 a.m. we will load the bus from the UAB Hill Student Center (1400 University Blvd). The bus will be parked at the 14th Street small parking lot adjacent to the Hill Student Center. It is our intention to visit a few remarkable places in Alabama’s Capital city, Montgomery, to get a better grasp of the ways in which the Civil Rights Movement took hold and spread throughout the...


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PJSA signs MESA statement: "Threats to Academic Freedom and Higher Education in Turkey"

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[Note: After a formal vote of the Board of Directors of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, on 17 August 2016 the Association signed the letter issued by the Middle East Studies Association in response to a wave of repression in Turkey following the attempted coup of 15 July 2016.]

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Peace Cafes

[Updated 09/19/16, 8:21 pm] An evening of Peace Cafes Friday, September 23, 2016 Downtown Nelson 7:30-9 pm In the name of peace and shaping our futures through conversations that matter, the Peace Café is an ongoing initiative that provides an opportunity for individuals to produce community based solutions for global challenges and encourages "reconciliation and connection" through open dialogue. The following 9 peace cafes are a signature component for the 2016 Peace and Justice Studies Conference, hosted by the Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College. The peace cafes will be held...

New position paper: Gender-Based and Sexual Violence on College Campuses

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Take a look at a new position paper put together by members of PJSA focused around gender-based and sexual violence on college campuses.

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