the 2020 PJSA-ACR conference has been canceled

Dear PJSA Members,

It is with heavy hearts, but confidence it is the right thing to do, that we must announce that the PJSA-ACR conference scheduled for fall 2020 has been cancelled. We did not make this decision easily. The Board considered that we do not yet know when the coronavirus will be contained nor when travel and gathering size restrictions will be lifted. We are aware that many institutions have already made cuts to faculty and staff and to travel funds for next year as well. These and many other factors left us with no choice but to cancel.

We are, however, using this opportunity to re-envision and hopefully expand what PJSA has to offer its members. To that end, we invite ideas from everyone! We have formed a committee examining/exploring what alternative(s) to the fall conference we can present, so please reach out if you would like to be involved by emailing

We are also interested in suggestions of speakers, especially those from the global south that we are typically unable to bring to North America, who can help address the current through a peace and justice studies approach, and how can can sustain the movements for justice that are facing unprecedented challenges. We will be in touch in the coming weeks about our fall plans so get us your ideas!

At this challenging time, if you would like to show your support for PJSA, this is a great opportunity to renew your membership! You can check your membership here, and become a new member here. For assistance with membership renewal/lapses, visit here, or email

Most importantly, we wish that all our members and your loved ones remain safe and well during this difficult time.


PJSA Executive Director and Board of Directors