The Peace and Justice Institute at Valencia College promotes peace and justice for all. Our aim is to nurture an inclusive, caring and respectful environment on campus and within our community - one where conflict leads to growth and transformation, rather than violence or aggression.

The PJI Principles
PJI Principles
The PJI Principles for How We Treat Each Other create a common language and common practices to build respect and community among us
PJI Journal
PJI Journal
The JOURNAL is a reflective tool providing scholarship for peace and justice practitioners throughout the globe.

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Statement in Response to Current Events - The Urgency of Now
PJI YOUth Academy

PJI YOUth Academy

Social Justice Series Summer 2020

Orientation: August 2nd | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Sessions: August 3rd, 5th & 7th | 1:00 - 4:00 pm



The Power To Create A More Perfect Democracy

A series that seeks to illuminate the history of voter suppression in Central Florida as it relates to gender and race.
Dates: September 15th | September 30th | October 14th
Time: Zoom Opens 5:45 pm | Program 6:00 - 8:00 pm | Community Connection 8:00 - 8:30 pm

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Male Speaker at Peace Week
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Male Instructor at Peace Week
Two Males on stage singing a duet at Peace Week
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Studying peace benefits all of us--it leads to better people and better societies. It provides a new approach and philosophy toward conflict transformation. It allows people to make a difference by "being the peace" in their own relationships, their neighborhood, the college campus, and even the world.


3300+ City of Orlando Employees trained by PJI in Inclusive Excellence.


PJI Principles for How We Treat Each Other introduced to 25,000+ residents in Central Florida creating a common language and common practices among us.


PJI was presented as a credible pathway to the Culture of Peace at the United Nations, 2018.


PJI listed as one of the "101 Things to Love About Central Florida" by the Orlando Sentinel.