"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, June 5, 2020

In the Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) Department, we continue to follow the new wave of protests and movements for racial justice occurring across the United States. As a Department we recognize that events of racism, and systemic and structural violence are not something that simply happen ‘over there’. We acknowledge the land on which our Department is located is land promised to the Six Nations in 1784 and we acknowledge that racism continues to be engrained in the everyday lived experiences of our students and community. In an effort to work towards a world of equality, our Department is committed to the platform of peace and conflict study that engages structural injustices in the Waterloo Region and around the world.

In PACS we seek to offer voices to the choir calling out for justice against racism and violence, as well as ears to listen so that we might learn about struggles we have not experienced. At this time of crisis we affirm our departmental commitment to imagine and work together towards justice, everywhere.