Peace and Justice Activism in an Era of Disruptive Political Theater By: J. Rinker, S. Jafari, and T. Seidel [TO VIEW THE DOCUMENT AS A PDF]
[For a .PDF of this statement, click here] Dr. John Ettling President, State University of New York, Plattsburghpresident_office@plattsburgh.edu Dr. Jake Liszka Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, State University of New York, Plattsburghprovostemail@example.com
[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.] -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Position Paper: Gender-Based and Sexual Violence on College Campuses
Issued by the Peace and Justice Studies Association Authored by Jeremy Rinker, Ph.D. and Laura Finley, Ph.D.
January 8, 2016 Dr. Philip Graham Ryken, President Wheaton College Blanchard Hall 501 College Avenue Wheaton, IL 60187 Dear President Ryken:
Position Paper: Guns Are Not the Solution to Gender-Based Violence Issued by the Peace and Justice Studies Association Authored by Heidi Huse, Ph.D., and Laura Finley, Ph.D. The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA), in keeping with its mission and values, is opposed to the argument that deadly firearms are the primary if not sole solution to the very serious problem of sexual and domestic assault that traumatizes or kills men, women, and children around the world.
The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA), a bi-national professional association, including peace and justice scholars, activists, and educators in the United States and Canada, joins the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign(link is external).
Over the past week, we witnessed the tragic murder of Michael Brown, resulting in civil resistance and a Ferguson/St. Louis County police department's exacerbation of a community expressing its justified frustration and call for peace and justice. The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) is opposed to all violence. PJSA condemns the police brutality resulting in Michael Brown's death and the harm and harassment of protesters and media.
Approved by the Board of Directors on July 22, 2014. The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) is a bi-national organization (United States and Canada), dedicated to bringing together academics, K-12 teachers, and grassroots activists to explore alternatives to violence and share visions and strategies for peacebuilding, social justice, and social change. Due to the growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza, PJSA has prepared the following statement.