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Archives - July 2019

July 30, 2019

Two Feature Films: America; I Too AND Voices of the Lumbee

The Program Committee is proud to feature two film screenings at our upcoming conference,

America; I Too, a twenty-minute film to be viewed Friday, August 9, at 2:30pm, is both a cultural and entertainment vehicle in addition to being an educational resource. The short film follows the stories of three arrested and detained undocumented immigrants who must navigate the Immigration Courts system to fight impending deportation. Following the film there will be a Q & A discussion session with writer and director Anike Tourse. To view the trailer, please go to:

Voices of the Lumbee, a 70 minute feature-length documentary film to be presented Friday, August 9, at 4:30pm, tells the story of Robeson County, North Carolina—one of the most economically depressed regions in the country and home of the Lumbee Tribe, the largest non-federally recognized American Indian tribe in the U.S. Raising awareness about the ongoing struggles of the Lumbee, the film examines historical factors that led to the present, portraying a unique story about Southern working-class life and cultural preservation. To view the trailer, please go to:

07/30/2019, 10:38 AM


July 25, 2019

Welcome to New York!

We look forward to seeing you in New York City this August!  To help you plan your time exploring the city, Keumjae Park, Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee, put together this guide, which includes some of New York’s most well-known and a few obscure attractions.  The Roosevelt Hotel is centrally located, making any of these suggestions easy to access as several are located within a few blocks of the hotel,!/

07/25/2019, 10:12 AM


July 23, 2019

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 their e-mail address 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 e-mail address SSSP has on file for you. If you have any questions or need assistance, please e-mail Kelsey Arnold, Assistant to the Administrative Officer, at

07/23/2019, 03:35 PM


July 18, 2019

Online Annual Meeting Registration Deadline is July 21

Online Annual Meeting registration closes at midnight (EDT) on Sunday, July 21. After this deadline, you must register in New York. Register here:

07/18/2019, 08:48 AM


July 17, 2019

Annual Meeting Mobile App

Haven’t registered?  There is still time!  Online registration is available through midnight (EDT) on July 21st

And if you haven’t already, download the mobile app.  Check out the planned sessions, speakers, and exhibits, build your schedule, and receive communications and updates from SSSP as we finalize the program.

Downloading the app is easy!

SEARCH: The App Store or Google Play for “SSSP Events

SCAN: Use a QR code scanner on your mobile device to quickly find the SSSP Events App.

For all other device types: (including Blackberry, Windows and other web browser-enabled devices): point your mobile browser to

QUESTIONS:  Please contact IT Specialist Rachel Cogburn at

We can’t wait to see you in New York City!

07/17/2019, 12:12 PM


July 11, 2019

Few Tickets Remaining for Optional Walking Tours and One-Day Workshops

In addition to all of the exciting sessions, panel discussions, and events, we are pleased to offer optional One-Day Workshops and a chance for our attendees to discover things about New York City by joining a walking tour. There are a limited number of tickets remaining for the “Community-Based Participatory Action Research” and “Institutional Ethnography” workshops, and the “African Burial Ground National Monument” and “Grand Central Terminal: Transportation, Architecture, and Preservation” walking toursPlease note that early registration rates end on July 15th and rates increase on July 16th. You must complete your registration by July 15th in order to take advantage of the early registration rates. Click the links below for more information and to secure your ticket/s today!

Register here

07/11/2019, 08:34 AM


July 09, 2019

Deadline for Annual Meeting Preregistration

Forms and payments must be postmarked by/faxed no later than July 15 to be eligible for the preregistration discount.  Preregistration ends on July 15.  Any forms postmarked/faxed after July 15 will be processed at the on-site rate.  Register here:

07/09/2019, 11:49 AM


July 05, 2019

Accessibility Guidelines

SSSP strives to make our annual meeting as accessible as possible. To find some helpful Accessibility Guidelines that are important to incorporate into your presentation as well the Accessibility Services available to all conference registrants, click here:

07/05/2019, 11:32 AM


July 02, 2019

Review the 2019 Preliminary Program

The 2019 Preliminary Program is available online for viewing.  Check out the program to plan your daily Annual Meeting schedule.  Search for sessions, program participants, and special events using our online Preliminary Program,

07/02/2019, 09:46 AM