2020 Annual Meeting Main Page
2020 Meeting Highlights
View the Program Theme: Bringing the Hope Back In: Sociological Imagination and Dreaming Transformation.
SSSP contributed $500 to the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, winner of the inaugural Indigenous Peoples’ Social Justice Award.
SSSP contributed $5,000 to the Coalition on Homelessness, winner of the Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award. Click here to watch their acceptance video.
- View the 2020 Award, Fellowship, and Scholarship Winners! Click here to see the Student Paper Competition Winners' Abstracts. Click here to see the Awards Recognition Presentation.
- Congratulations to the 2019 C. Wright Mills Award Winner: Adia Harvey Wingfield for her book, Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy, University of California Press. Click here for a list of the 2019 C. Wright Mills Finalists.
- View the 2020 Annual Meeting Minutes.
Three proposed resolutions were submitted, including the expression of gratitude. The resolutions were provided online for the membership to review and comment on prior to the Society’s Virtual Annual Business Meeting. Immediately following the meeting, current members were able to vote online for or against each resolution or abstain. The voting period lasted two weeks.
Thank you to those who voted. 410 votes were cast. Resolutions 1 and 2 passed overwhelmingly, but resolution 3 did not pass. Per the Society’s By-Laws, a resolution passes if two-thirds of the members voting online by the deadline, vote in favor of the resolution. Click here for the 2020 Approved Resolutions.
Virtual Annual Meeting Details
The 2020 SSSP ½-day Virtual Annual Meeting was held on Friday, August 7, and was a complimentary benefit to current SSSP members.
SSSP Business Meeting
|Plenary Pandemic Focused Session
Total Attendance: 95
Virtual Presidential Address
SSSP President Heather M. Dalmage delivered her Presidential Address, Bringing the Hope Back In: The Sociological Imagination and Dreams of Transformation.
Annual Meeting in San Francisco was Cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 SSSP Annual Meeting in San Francisco has been cancelled. Our primary concern is the health and safety of our members. We appreciate the feedback and support that we have received from several members and our Board of Directors.
We sincerely appreciate the hard work and dedication of our Program Committee, under the leadership of Co-chairs Tsedale M. Melaku and Barbara Katz Rothman; our Division Chairs; our session organizers; and the Administrative Office staff. They have worked tirelessly to plan the program schedule. Meanwhile, the Board has been meeting regularly via Zoom during this difficult period to ensure the safety of our members.
Read the full letter from the SSSP President and Executive Officer.