2016 Conference

2016 Conference

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The Peace and Justice Studies Association announces its 2016 annual conference… Obstructing the Old or Constructing the New? Embracing the Tension to Build the World We Want September 22-24, 2016 Selkirk College Nelson and Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada REGISTER TODAY! As peace scholars, educators, and activists, we are often torn between opposing, challenging and resisting what we don’t want, and visioning, creating, and constructing what we do want. But knowing when and where to do one or the other, or how much emphasis to put on one, at the expense of the other, can be tricky, for...

Peace Cafes

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[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...

Youth Conference

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“Strengthening our Relations: Reconciliation Through Indigenous Youth Leadership” is a conference that will take place at Selkirk College in Castlegar on September 22-23, 2016. The two day conference will be hosted by Aboriginal youth and is open to youth participants of all cultural backgrounds. It will accommodate as many as 70 youth, and provide workshops that explore leadership skills, creative expression, traditional knowledge, and contemporary indigenous issues including approaches to reconciliation efforts. The keynote speaker for this conference will be Wab Kinew, and this conference...

Visit Nelson

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Nelson is not your ordinary small city. Dubbed “the prettiest small town in Canada” by the New York Times, Nelson has a rich history that pre-dates the arrival of European settlers. The area was inhabited by Indigenous groups for thousands of years, who thrived in the temperate rain forest climate. Half an hour from Nelson (at nkweio’xten or Vallican) a Sinixt (First Nations) pit house has been re-constructed to honor the traditions of the original inhabitants. Nelson’s history has also been greatly influenced by American war resisters from the 1970’s (nicknamed “Resisterville”) and by the...

Pre-Conference Sessions

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Taste of the Ashram Please note: The deadline to register for the Ashram is September, 20. Individuals should register directly with the Ashram via the link below. Taste of the Ashram is a tour to Yasodhara Ashram ( http://www.yasodhara.org/ ) on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake. The program includes the 30-minute drive along the lake, the free 35 minute ferry ride, and an introduction to a community that was established 53 years ago that continues to thrive and adapt to change. While at the Ashram you will participate in a gentle yoga class that will put you in touch with your body and rest...

Plenaries

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Plenary Panel: Indigenous Youth (Friday 3:30 – 4:30) This panel will feature three local Indigenous youth who have taken a lead role in planning and implementing the youth conference. The panel will offer insight into what Indigenous youth view as most important in terms of reconciliation both locally and globally. This interactive presentation will encourage listening and understanding and ultimately the bridging of visions and goals among those wanting to build a better world. Wab Kinew (pron: WOB ka-NOO) is a one-of-a-kind talent, named by the National Post as “an aboriginal leader seeking...

Lodging

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PJSA Conference 2016 Hotels **Please note all prices are quoted in Canadian Dollars. At the time of this publication, the Canadian Dollar is worth approximately $0.77 USD. **We encourage you to book your room early to reserve your preferred choice as Nelson is a small town and the 300-400 conference delegates we are expecting is a lot of people! All of the following hotels are within walking distance of the downtown core: Prestige Lakeside Resort 701 Lakeside Drive Nelson, BC V1L 6G3 Toll free: 1-877-737-8443 http://www.prestigehotelsandresorts.com/locations/nelson-lakeside-resort…(link is...

Travel

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Please note that Selkirk College has three campuses in Nelson. The primary location for the PJSA conference is our 10th St. Campus. Map to Selkirk College (820 Tenth St, Nelson, BC): View Map Campus Map: http://selkirk.ca/sites/default/files/untitled%20folder/Maps/Selkirk-col…(link is external) Arriving by Air from the US: If you are travelling from the United States, your most cost-effective and time-saving option may be to fly into the Spokane International airport in Spokane, WA. The trip to Nelson, BC is approximately, 3.5 hours by car from Spokane. Car Rental: Cars may be rented at the...

Schedule

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[Last update 09/19/16, 3:38pm EST] Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) 2016 Conference Schedule Selkirk College, Nelson, British Columbia Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus 820 Tenth Street Nelson, British Columbia Canada V1L 3C7 Phone: 250.352.6601 Map for directions: https://www.google.com/maps/search/selkirk+college+tenth+street+nelson+bc+campus/@49.507321,-117.269526,15z?hl=en Guide to Buildings at Selkirk: Patenaud Building [Marked as P on conference schedule] Mary Hall [Marked as MRY on conference schedule] Shambhala Music & Performance Hall [Marked as SMPH on conference...
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