The Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College hosted the International Peace and Justice Studies Conference on September 22nd to 24th, 2016 in Nelson, BC. This year's conference theme and title was 'Obstructing the Old or Constructing the New? Embracing the Tension to Build the World We Want'.
The annual Peace and Justice Studies conference is the largest North American gathering of people interested in furthering the causes of peace, justice and nonviolence and is open to academics, researchers, public school (K-12) educators, activists, community organizers as well as the general public. The conference featured an opening keynote lecture by Canadian Indigenous leader, hip hop artist, broadcaster and politician, Wab Kinew as well as an endnote address by Guatemalan human rights activist extraordinaire, Sandra Moran. It also included an array of workshops on the latest research on peace, justice and non-violence from academics and activists all over North America and a series of community-based peace cafes on timely global and local peace issues.
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