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Archives - July 2017

July 25, 2017

Annual Meeting Special Events

Be sure to join us on Saturday, August 12, for the SSSP Business Meeting, Presidential Address, Awards Ceremony, and Division-Sponsored Reception.  Attend the Business Meeting for an update on the status and future of SSSP from 4:15pm-5:25pm.  The Presidential Plenary will feature the formal address of President Donileen R. Loseke from 5:30pm-6:30pm.  The SSSP Awards Ceremony, conferring the 2017 major SSSP awards will follow from 6:45pm-7:45pm.  You don’t want to miss the Division-Sponsored Reception from 7:45pm-8:45pm.  All registrants are invited to attend these events.

07/25/2017, 12:18 PM


July 20, 2017

Feature Film: Tested by Curtis Chin

The Program Committee is proud to feature a film screening at our upcoming conference. Tested by Curtis Chin looks at the important issue of racial diversity and public schools by following a dozen families in New York City from different racial, socio-economic and religious backgrounds as they prepare to pass the grueling standardized test to get into one of the city's best high schools. The film premiered at the DOC NYC film festival in NYC where The Village Voice named it one of the best films in the festival. The film has since screened with Lincoln Center, the White House, the American Educational Research Association, the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, the Southern Sociological Society, SXSWEdu and more. To view the trailer, please go to:  For more information, visit Register here:

07/20/2017, 09:35 AM


July 17, 2017

August issue of Social Problems is now available

The August issue of Social Problems is now available on the SSSP website for all members. Please visit our website at or follow the members-only link below for complimentary electronic access. All issues from 1953 - current are available. Members are required to login using your e-mail and password. If you have forgotten your password, you may enter your e-mail address below the log-in area and your password will be e-mailed to you. If you have recently changed your e-mail address, you will need to log in using the address SSSP has on file for you. If you have any questions or need assistance, please e-mail Marisa Stone, Administrative Assistant, at

07/17/2017, 11:23 AM


July 13, 2017

2017 Proposed Resolutions

Resolutions constitute an important opportunity for our scholar-activist membership to analyze and opine on contemporary social problems that we believe the Society should address as a social justice organization.  All SSSP members are invited to review the proposed 2017 resolutions and participate in the resolutions process.

New resolution guidelines were adopted in order to promote and facilitate wider discussion prior to formal consideration at the 2017 Business Meeting [Saturday, August 12 from 4:15pm–5:25pm, Westmount, Banquets Level].  To that end, please review the five proposed resolutions. An open forum to discuss the proposed resolutions will be held on Friday, August 11, 2:30pm–4:10pm, Mont-Royal, Banquets Level.  Possible modifications to the resolutions will be considered during the open discussion.  The revised (if any) resolutions will then be presented as a package for approval by the membership at the business meeting.

We would also like to remind individuals and divisions who submitted resolutions that if the action requires sending a letter or letters and/or e-mails, you will have to provide the names and addresses of the recipients and possibly be asked to assist in the drafting of the correspondence. Our thanks to everyone who submitted a resolution and to our members for giving them careful consideration.  If you have any questions regarding the proposed resolutions, please contact the SSSP administrative office. 

07/13/2017, 11:55 AM


July 11, 2017

Plan Your Montreal Trip

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Montreal!  To help you decide how you would like to spend your time exploring the city, Jason Carmichael, Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee, put together this guide, which includes some of Montreal’s most well-known and a few more obscure attractions.  The Montreal Bonaventure Hotel is centrally located, making any of these suggestions easy to access using public transit; several are located within a few blocks of the SSSP conference hotel,!/
Register here:

07/11/2017, 12:41 PM


July 05, 2017

Letter to Dr. Joanne Berger-Sweeney, President of Trinity College

On  July 5, 2017, we sent a letter to Dr. Joanne Berger-Sweeney, President of Trinity College, expressing concerns about the suspension of Dr. Johnny Eric Williams. Below is our letter sharing the concerns of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

Click here to view the letter.

07/05/2017, 12:33 PM