International Peace & Justice Studies Conference 2016

Published on Sep 18th, 2016 by Webminister | 0

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 . The conference is open to academics, researchers, public school (K-12) educators, activists, community organizers as well as the general public.



Canadian Indigenous leader, hip hop artist, broadcaster and politician Wab Kinew will open the conference with the keynote lecture. This will be followed by an array of workshops on the latest research on peace, justice and non-violence from academics and activists all over North America, a series of community-based peace cafes on timely global and local peace issues that will also feature local musical talent. Participants also are encouraged to attend a traditional Doukhobor feast followed by a Mir Lecture/Endnote address with Guatemalan activist extraordinaire, Sandra Moran.”


  • Keynote Speakers: Wab Kinew and Sandra Moran
  • Internationally renowned speakers
  • Latest research in peace, justice, nonviolence
  • Local musicians and community organizations
  • Workshops
  • Concurrent Youth Conference 
  • Traditional Doukhobor Dinner
  • “Peace Cafes” – conversations that matter, open to the general public
  • “Woodstock Has Nothing on Us” – an evening of peace-infused music with Selkirk College music faculty



An evening of Peace Cafes
Friday, September 23, 2016
Downtown Nelson
7:30-9 pm

In the name of peace and shaping our futures through conversations that matter, the Peace Café is an ongoing initiative that provides an opportunity for individuals to produce community based solutions for global challenges and encourages “reconciliation and connection” through open dialogue.  Read MORE >>>



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