In October 2021 we are partnering with the Peace and Justice Studies Association on our annual conference. Please see the PJSA’s website for full details.

HEALTH, EQUITY, and PEACEBUILDING
Creating Healthy and Inclusive Communities

Annual conference of
The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) &
The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (WIPCS)
Hosted by:
Peacebuilding Programs, the Center for Global Health Equity, and the College of Nursing
at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

OCTOBER 7-10, 2021
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Proposal Submission Deadline: April 23, 2021
Draft Schedule Released: June 4, 2021
Early Bird Registration: July 15, 2021

The theme of this year’s PJSA/WIPCS conference offers the opportunity to explore the intersections of health, equity, justice, and peacebuilding. The roots of health disparities stretch back in history with colonization practices and are laid bare again by COVID19. The rawness of our recent crisis provides an important opportunity to explore the depth of health hierarchies. Importantly, it also energizes our recognition of the urgent need for change. Through papers, plenaries, and performances, we will explore the critical barriers and opportunities to address public health crisis points such as racism, economic disparity, social determinants of health, and gendered violence among other examples of systemic inequalities. Key to discussions will be the thirst for innovative change and the centering of excluded and silenced voices.

Calling upon the depth and breadth of interdisciplinary peace scholarship and conflict resolution practices, this conference aims to further dialogue, mobilize strategy, and catalyze new insights and practices that empower global change through interconnected local actions. Participants are encouraged to frame their contributions to the conference in ways that shed light on the dynamics of social upheavals and revolutionary social histories.

If you have any questions, please contact the Institute at wiinst@uwsp.edu.