Happy New Year from PJSA!

Happy New Year and welcome to 2022 from PJSA! The board wanted to take a moment to thank each of the members for being with us and send a wish of joy, peace, and a wonderful year ahead. Below are a few things that we wanted to remind everyone of for the upcoming year: 
Mini-Grant fundraising and update: 
Mini-Grant Co-coordinators Doels and Michelle are to do many exciting things with the grants process in the coming year. We are hoping to double the current fund amount of $1000 during this season of giving. This amount would allow us to issue up to four grants this year in the amounts of 1 – $1000 grant, 1 – $500 grant, and 2 – $250 grants to important projects. We will be soliciting applications for these grants in the first quarter of the 2022 year, with approval and funding to happen within the second quarter of the 2022 year. We will be announcing the opening of the applications in the coming weeks and the plans for choosing the recipients. If you wish to donate to the mini-grant fund and help us reach this goal please see the link below:
PJSA affiliated Journal of Transdisciplinary Peace Praxis:

The PJSA affiliated Journal of Transdisciplinary Peace Praxis (JTPP) is excited to announce a second year of collaboration with the PJSA. All members who elect to receive the JTPP will receive an ecopy of our 8th and 9th issues during the 2022-23 academic year. Our call for the 8th issue is out here, and the 7th issue should be in your inboxes soon (releasing February 21, 2022). Please support the JTPP by reading, sharing the content, and sending in your manuscripts for possible publication. If you are not a PJSA member, or want to update membership, please go here to see the many individual and institutional membership options available (with or without journal subscription).

PJSA Podcast Editor Needed: 
PJSA seeks an intern to produce our forthcoming podcast, Peaces: A PJSA podcast. “Peaces” will promote collaborative networking among grassroots activists, practitioners, students, researchers and academics; we are committed to publicizing the scholarly-activist connection, demonstrating the relevance of theory to practice and vice versa, foregrounding both grassroots community activists and scholar-activists.  It will begin as a monthly podcast but could expand to greater frequency if things go well.
Specifically, we seek someone with the following skills/background:

  1. Producing podcasts on a host site.
  2. Blending content from various sources.
  3. Coordinating consistent introductory and exit music and verbiage.
  4. Assisting with an appropriate logo for the podcast.
  5. Utilizing social media and other means to promote the podcast.
The contact for the job is Matthew Johnson: mwjohnson19@gmail.com
Our Job and CFP Boards are More Active Than Ever:
Nearly every day, PJSA posts new opportunities in the form of job calls, grants, awards, calls for papers and so on. Many of these are sent directly to PJSA, intended for our members, and include both academic, NGO, and practitioner areas of focus. We are very proud of these high traffic web resources as they are an exclusive benefit of membership. 

Happy New Year from our families to yours.


the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Peace & Justice Studies Association