2021 Virtual Annual Meeting Main Page
2021 Meeting Highlights
View the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting Final Program Schedule (PDF) and Program Theme: Revolutionary Sociology: Truth, Healing, Reparations and Restructuring
SSSP contributed $500 to the Chi-Nations Youth Council, winner of the Indigenous Peoples’ Social Justice Award.
SSSP contributed $5,000 to Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI), winner of the Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award. The committee received nine nominations for the award and is proud to showcase these Chicagoland organizations in a short video. Please reach out to these wonderful organizations if you would like to support them and/or get involved.
View the 2021 Award, Fellowship, and Scholarship Winners! Click here for a list of the 2021 Student Paper Competition and Outstanding Scholarship Award winners. Abstracts for the 2021 Student Paper Competition winners and honorable mentions are available here. Click here to watch the Virtual Awards Ceremony.
View the 2021 Featured Abstracts
Congratulations to the 2020 C. Wright Mills Award Winner: Dr. Danielle T. Raudenbush for her book, Health Care Off the Books: Poverty, Illness, and Strategies for Survival in Urban America, University of California Press. Click here for a list of the 2020 C. Wright Mills Finalists.
One proposed resolution was submitted. The resolution was 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 the resolution or abstain. The voting period lasted two weeks.
Thank you to those who voted. 298 votes were cast. 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. Abstentions count as no votes. Click here to view the 2021 Approved Resolution.
View the Trending in Education Interview (26 minutes) with Dr. Corey Dolgon and Mike Palmer, Founder and CEO, Palmer Media. They discussed the 71st SSSP Virtual Annual Meeting, the rise of social movement work around the world, the origin of SSSP and where he would like to see SSSP in the future.
SSSP President Corey Dolgon delivered his Presidential Address on the program theme, Revolutionary Sociology: Truth, Healing, Reparations and Restructuring.
Check out the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting Videos Using the Links Below:
https://youtu.be/14vD-LMxRvg - Chicago's Union Stock Yard
https://youtu.be/nxyyE-3RF2A - IDA B. the Queen
https://youtu.be/tS_G3DzfUfw - Impact: Personal Portraits of Activism
https://youtu.be/aLXDbJ5yzX4 - Lifting as They Climbed
https://youtu.be/KmCfZcMEuhI - Radical History Tour
https://youtu.be/1ZfmhkJWY8Q - Session 027: Opening Plenary
https://youtu.be/Yem7LnxvUHM - SSSP Awards Ceremony
https://youtu.be/14vD-LMxRvg - Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award
SSSP In-person Annual Meeting cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Moving to an All-Virtual Meeting
In light of the American Sociological Association’s (ASA) cancellation of their in-person annual meeting in Chicago, and given our concern for our members’ health and safety, the Board of Directors has decided to cancel the SSSP’s in-person 2021 Annual Meeting, and move to an all-virtual meeting. This move is facilitated by the fact that we were planning for a hybrid meeting, with both in-person and virtual sessions, but this pivot still requires substantial work that has already started. As the planning for the virtual meeting proceeds, we will be in touch periodically with updates and details.
We are all disappointed, given the importance of an in-person meeting to the Society and its members, but we believe that this is in the best interest of the organization, its members, and staff. Please stay safe.
"What I love about the SSSP is that it is a community of scholars, activists, and practitioners who do what they do because of an interest, bordering on an obligation, to make this world a more just and humane one. If that's you, you'll feel right at home in the SSSP. That's who we are and that's why I've been serving as the Society's Executive Officer for over a decade."
Héctor L. Delgado
SSSP Executive Officer
Professor Emeritus, University of La Verne
Thanks for making the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting a huge success!
We look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles next year!