2017 Call for Proposals

Moving…From Civil Rights to Human Rights

Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference

Birmingham, Alabama, Oct. 25-28, 2017

The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) invites you to its 2017 Annual Meeting, Moving…From Civil Rights to Human Rights, to be held at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The PJSA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing together academics, K-12 teachers, and grassroots activists to explore alternatives to violence and share visions and strategies for peace building, social justice, and social change.

We invite proposals from graduate, undergraduate, professional scholars, educators, and activists on all topics related to peace, justice, human rights, civil rights, and building a new movement to challenge our culture. In our emphasis on justice and peace, we especially encourage submissions and participation from individuals and communities whose voice historically has been marginalized.

This year’s conference will feature guest speakers that helped shape the Civil Rights Movement of the past, such as former SNCC activist Ruby Sales, and those currently on the front line, including Rev. William Barber, Pastor Cori Bush, La Trina Jackson and Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou. Other speakers include anti-war activist David Swanson, activists working internationally such as Nelson Reiyia, and noted authors, activists and scholars including Riane Eisler, Ynestra King, Matt Meyer, Sally Bermanzohn, Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams, and Ashley Jones.