A Living Movement: Toward a World of Peace, Solidarity, and Justice

Starting Date: 10-21-2011
Ending Date: 10-23-2011

Christian Brothers University
Memphis, Tennessee 37501
United States
Joint Conference of PJSA and the Gandhi King Conference
Hosted by the Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN ~ October 21-23, 2011

The Peace and Justice Studies Association and The Gandhi-King Conference

Jointly present a dynamic conference experience:

“A Living Movement: Toward a World of Peace, Solidarity, and Justice”

The Peace & Justice Studies Association (PJSA) and the Gandhi-King Conference (GKC) are pleased to announce our first-ever jointly sponsored annual conference. The PJSA and the GKC are partnering this year to promote dynamic exchange among individuals and organizations working for a more just and peaceful world. This partnership promises a unique conference experience that combines the best of scholarly and grassroots perspectives on the pressing justice issues in our communities and around the globe.

This year's conference will be held on the campus of Christian Brothers University, in Memphis, Tennessee, from Friday October 21 through Sunday October 23, 2011. Panels, workshops, and speakers from a wide range of disciplines, professions, and perspectives will address issues related to the broad themes of solidarity, community, advocacy, education, and activism as they are brought to bear in the pursuit of peace and justice. We are pleased to announce that our keynote speakers this year will include Dolores Huerta, David Bacon, Clayborne Carson, and Pancho Ramos-Stierle and Nipun Mehta of Charity Focus, plus musical guest David Rovics (see below for speaker bios). We are also excited to announce that there will be a Youth Conference this year as well (details also below).

Our goal is to create a stimulating environment where scholars, activists, educators, practitioners, artists, and students can build community and explore interconnections. We invite participants to engage in various modes of exploration, including papers and presentations, hands-on practitioner workshops, and a youth summit. We aim to foster an experience in which attendees will have multiple opportunities to meet and dialogue in both formal and informal settings, against the unique historical backdrop of Memphis, TN.

For more information, contact: info@peacejusticestudies.org


If you want to create peace and positive change in your community, and have a great time on a school day, then the Gandhi-King Youth Conference is for you! The 2011 Gandhi-King Youth Conference, presented by BRIDGES, will bring together a diverse group of middle and high school aged youth to participate in workshops focused on social justice, leadership development, youth organizing, non-violent communication and peaceful conflict resolution. Through experiential, hands-on activities and small group reflections, participants gain the tools needed to create peace in themselves, their home, their school and the community - all while making new friends and having fun.

The Gandhi-King Youth Conference will take place on Friday, October 21, at Christian Brothers University. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the conference kicks off at 8:30 a.m. The price for the Gandhi-King Youth Conference is $20 per participant, with need based aid available upon request. For more information about the Gandhi-King Youth Conference or to apply for financial assistance, please contact Timorie Stewart at tstewart@bridgesusa.org or (901) 260-3778. Online registration will open on the BRIDGES website, www.bridgesusa.org, starting September 1st.
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