2021 Conference Schedule

Below you will find a ‘skeleton’ outline for our 2021 conference. We will publish a more complete schedule soon. All times listed are in the Central Time Zone.

Register to Attend PJSA-WIPCS 2021 here!

 

Draft (Basic) Schedule

FRIDAY, October 8, 2021

  • 8:45 – 9:30am: Early registration
  • 9:00-5:00pm: PJSA Board Meeting
  • 9:00 – 12:00pm:  Pre-conference sessions 1 & 2
    • #1: Trauma Informed Community Building
    • #2: System Change Session
  • 12:00: Main registration begins
  • 1:00 – 2:30pm: Session 1
  • 3:00 – 4:30pm: Session 2
  • 5:30 – 7:30pm: UWM welcome & Opening Keynote from Venice Williams

SATURDAY, October 9, 2021

  • 8:00am: Registration
  • 8:30 – 10:00am: Session 3
  • 10:30 – 12:00pm: Plenary 1
  • 12:00 – 1:30pm Lunch Break
  • 1:30 – 3:00pm: Session 4
  • 3:30 – 5:00pm: Session 5
  • 5:00 – 6:00pm: Dinner Break
  • 6:00 – 8:00pm: Awards ceremony & Keynote from Adia Benton

SUNDAY, October 10, 2021

  • 8:30 – 10:00am: Plenary 2
  • 10:30 – 12:00pm: Session 6
  • 12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch Break
  • 1:00 – 2:30pm: Session 7
  • 2:45pm: Closing

Draft (Detailed) Schedule

FRIDAY, October 8, 2021

  • 8:45 – 9:30am: Early registration (near pre conference sessions)
  • 9:00 – 5:00pm: PJSA Board Meeting
  • 9:00 – 12:00pm: Pre conference sessions 1 & 2
    • Trauma Informed Community Building
    • Institute for System Change Session
  • 12:00pm: Main registration
  • 1:00 – 2:30pm:  Session 1 
    • Room 1: Panel – Health and Food Justice  
      • Advocating for Food Justice 
      • Grappling with Food, Environmental Justice and Health Inequities: Some Lessons from Philadelphia 
      • We Lack Peace in Our Hearts: The Ethics of Hunger 
      • Food as Grounds for Peacebuilding
    • Room 2: Roundtable – Peace Chronicle Magazine 
    • Room 3: Workshop – Power of Plain Language to bridge gaps in health equity: Advancing health literacy through critical praxis
    • Room 4: Virtual Panel – Peace Education 
      • Empathetic Citizens: The Role of Service-Learning 
      • Exploring Peace and Justice in a community engaged Senior Capstone Course
      • Education and Peace Agreements 
      • Somatically-Based Solutions for Peacebuilding
    • Room 5: Panel – Promoting the health of minoritized communities – community health nursing as it applies to Milwaukee
    • Room 6: Workshop – Teaching Peacemaking Undergraduate Reports from the Future
  • 3:00 – 4:30pm: Session 2
    • Room 1: Panel – Defending Against Anti-LGBTQ Legislation: Suggestions for Advocacy
    • Room 2: Roundtable – Confronting the limits of liberal peacemaking
    • Room 3: Workshop  – Collaboration between indigenous and university communities 
    • Room 4: Film – The Westlawn Partnership for a Healthier Environment
    • Room 5: Roundtable – High-Risk Advocacy: Shaping institutionalism toward progressivism
    • Room 6: Community member presentation – Rental Housing Resource Center
  • 5:30 – 7:30pm: UWM Welcome and Opening Keynote: Venice Williams

 

SATURDAY, October 9, 2021

  • 8:30 – 10:00am: Session 3
    • Room 1: Panel – Gandhi and Conceptualizing Peace and Violence 
      • The Primacy of Mind in Gandhi’s Core Distinction: Rethinking the Terminology of “Violence” and “Nonviolence” 
      • Aurobindo Ghose’s Critiques of Mahatma Gandhi’s Early Mass Mobilization 
      • Peace – What Prevents It? Understanding the conditioned mind
    • Room 2: Roundtable – Linking Social Network Analysis and Transformative Justice to Prevent Gun Violence
    • Room 3: Virtual Panel – Peace and Justice Narratives in the Shadow of Covid 19
    • Room 4: Panel – Addressing Trauma
      • Trauma-informed Response to Community Legacies of Violence: Refocusing Peace Work on Trauma and Emotions to Level Health Disparities. 
      • Transforming Trauma: Exploring an Exemplarist Moral Theory 
      • Compassion Cafe: Trauma-Informed Empathic Approaches to Teaching
      • Compassionate Courage in Identity-Based Conflicts
    • Room 5: Workshop  – Refugee for 50 minutes
    • Room 6: Workshop – Engaging citizens to build equity and inclusion in majorIty white suburbs
  • 10:30 – 12:00pm: Plenary One: Invited Panel: Local Health Initiatives
  • 12:00 – 1:30pm: Lunch Break
  • 1:30 – 3:00pm: Session 4 
    • Room 1: Workshop – Creating Space to Converse World Cafe Dialogues as Student-Led Pedagogy  
    • Room 2: Panel – Public Narratives and storytelling
      • Survivor-Witness Narratives: Transgenerational Remedies to Historical Injustices
      • Black is Beautiful and Traumatizing: Stories of Everyday Trauma in Toni Morrison
      • The Right to Health: Representations in Peace Museums
      • Being moved by art: exploring the influence of art on interfaith empathy in Indonesia
    • Room 3: Panel – Militarization & Extremism in Society  
      • Murder and the Military, How Society is Distorted in an Age of Empire. 
      • Mobilizing America and the “Asymmetry of Threat Perception” 
      • Disrupting an Apocalyptic Narrative: Cautions and opportunities
      • Cracked World: All the cracks into which things fall
    • Room 4: Poster Session
      • Advocating for Children and Young Adults with Mental Illness: A peaceful social justice approach
      • Social Media and Russia’s Regional Civil Society
      • The Controversial Dark Tourism that is Developing from Commemoration of the Troubles in Northern Ireland
      • Racism’s Impact on Child Health: Exemplar Childhood Obesity
      • The Unintended Consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on Early Childhood Health
      • Growing a healthy future: Gardening during pregnancy to cultivate peace
      • Monumental Monologues
    • Room 5: Panel – Disability & Healthy Equity 
      • Re-engineering Prosthetic Limbs to Achieve Social Equity for Persons Living with Disabilities 
      • Building Back Better: Why Disability Communities are Vital to Health, Equity, and Rebuilding 
      • Improving Health and Equity in those who live with disablement and infirmity 
      • Grey’s Anatomy: Unblurring health inequities
    • Room 6: Panel – Covid and Public Health 
      • Public Health, Critical Theory, and Democratic Futures:  Exploring “Participatory Paternalism,” its Justification, and Potential Contributions.
      • Peace, Pandemic, and Conflict
      • Globalization, Liberalism, and Decentralization: How the World is Effectively Going Against the Pandemic and the Way Forward
      • Post-Pandemic Problems & Solutions
  • 3:30 – 5:00pm: Session 5
    • Room 1: Panel – Refugee & Immigration Health 
      • Refugee Well-being in times of Pandemic: A Comparative Ethnography of the Effects of COVID-19 in the Rohingya Refugees Resettling in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Fort Wayne 
      • High Needs School Leadership and Learning: A Case Study of Best Practices in Meeting the Academic, Social, and Emotional Needs of Recent Refugee Children in a Norwegian Elementary School
      • Promoting Health Equity among Older Adult Immigrants in the United States
      • Peacebuilding through health and equity and spatial transformation in North Carolina
    • Room 2: Workshop – Peacemaking Careers   
    • Room 3: Panel – Reimagining Health  
      • Highlighting Health Inequities to Reimagine and Reframe Global Health Challenges  
      • Introduction to social determinants of health 
      • Setting New Priorities: Reimagining the US healthcare system.
    • Room 4: Virtual Hybrid Panel – Analyzing the Peace Corps, Power Dynamics, Cultural Imperialism and Impacts
    • Room 5: Panel – Use and Abuse of Anger in Social Change
    • Room 6: Panel – Intersectionality & Military Draft
  • 5:00 – 6:00pm: Dinner Break
  • 6:00 – 8:00pm: Awards Ceremony & Keynote from Adia Benton 

 

SUNDAY, October 10, 2021

  • 8:30 – 10:00am Plenary Panel – Global Health and Peacebuilding
  • 10:30 – 12:00pm: Session 6
    • Room 1: Panel – Racial Justice  
      • Social Justice, Modern Technology and Global Protest
      • Listening to Love
      • Background checks in student admission and community placement. Public protection or performance piece?
      • Artificial Intelligence and Bias: Emerging Issues for Lie Detection, Predictive Policing, and University Cheating Detection Initiatives
    • Room 2: Panel – Restorative Justice 
      • Creating Spaces for Formerly Incarcerated Voices
      • Health Keeps Us Safe
      • Barron County Restorative Justice Programs
      • Liberatory Land Use and Restorative Justice
    • Room 3: Virtual Panel – Museums for Peace
    • Room 4: Creative Art – Liberation Lines: Poetry & Practice 
    • Room 5: Panel – Economics of Health 
      • Learning to share wealth and health in Tracy Kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains
      • Prosperity Without Growth: Rethinking non-materialistic understandings of prosperity and well-being
      • Role of income generation activities in sustaining peer support groups for HIV positive women in Kenya
      • “Vamos a la Milpa”: A Project in Honduras Addressing Environment, Health, Community, and the Roots of the Migration Crisis.
  • 12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch Break
  • 1:00 – 2:30pm: Session 7
    • Room 1: Panel – Autoethnographies of Health
    • Room 2: Panel – Race and Covid
      • Xenophobic Imagery in Public Health Messaging in the Time of COVID
      • Covid 19 in Wisconsin: Response and Reactions
      • This is what Cultural Humility Looks Like
    • Room 3: Panel – Gender Justice 
      • Reproductive Rights in Puerto Rico: Sterilization, Contraception, and Reproductive Violence
      • Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Centering Gender Justice within a Neocolonial World
      • Restoring Agency: Supporting survivors of campus sexual assault through restorative justice Title IX programming
    • Room 4: Panel – Reclaimative Post Conflict Justice: Democratizing Justice in the World Tribunal On Iraq
    • Room 5: Workshop – Our tomorrows and Covid 19: Mapping inequity and enhancing response
  • 2:45pm: Closing Gathering & Send off