Plenary, “Bridges to the Future: Strategic Challenges for Movement-Building”

Featuring Matthew Lyons, Shon Meckfessel, Kempis “Ghani” Songster and Emily Welty, chaired by Sheherazade Jafari with a ​welcome message from Ajay Nair, President of Arcadia University. From the military industrial complex to realizing our disarmament dreams, from the prison industrial complex to restorative justice for all, from primitive definitions of absolute pacifism to radical concepts of unarmed insurrection, our current and future movements – in the academy and in the streets – face extraordinary new challenges and opportunities. Our three presenters have, in written theory and practical campaigns, faced these challenges and emerged with thoughts about how we can best build and rebuild.

Annual conference of the Peace & Justice Studies Association September 27-30, 2018, Arcadia University, Philadelphia, PA