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April 27, 2023

Renew Your SSSP Membership

We want to stay connected! Keeping your membership current is essential for staying up to date on Society activities, networking in the Divisions, and accessing Social Problems. There are numerous benefits to continuing as a member. View the membership benefits hereRenewing online is easy.

04/27/2023, 12:51 PM


April 25, 2023

Submit a Chapter Proposal for the Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions for 2024

SSSP and the Justice 21 Committee are working on the 7th edition of the Agenda for Social Justice. This volume will coincide with the US Presidential election cycle. It is designed to inform the public about America’s most pressing social problems and to propose actionable responses and solutions to those social problems. 

Submit a brief proposal (1-2 pages max.) identifying a significant social problem in America by May 1, 2023. Find the full call for chapters here:

04/25/2023, 11:24 AM


April 20, 2023

Call for Resolutions Deadline, submission deadline April 30

Members who wish to propose resolutions for consideration, should submit them to SSSP Vice-President Stephani Williams at Click here for detailed information on the resolution process.

04/20/2023, 11:10 AM


April 18, 2023

Reserve Your Room at the SSSP Conference Hotel

Reserve your room at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. Our single/double rate of $191 plus tax includes complimentary internet in your guest room. Be sure to request the SSSP 2023 Annual Conference room rate. Reservations must be confirmed by July 25 to guarantee SSSP’s negotiated group rate. Reservations received after or if the room block is filled prior to that date, are subject to availability or increased rate.

04/18/2023, 11:30 AM


April 13, 2023

SSSP Awards with an April 15th Deadline

Saturday, April 15 is the final day to make a nomination for the following awards: Arlene Kaplan Daniels Paper Award, Doris Wilkinson Faculty Leadership Award, Joseph B. Gittler Award, Kathleen S. Lowney Mentoring Award, and Lee Founders Award. To learn more visit:

04/13/2023, 11:30 AM


April 12, 2023

New Virtual Issue: Climate, Disasters, Environment, and Justice

Explore the latest virtual issue from Social Problems. Collecting research on the social problems associated with climate change, the issue features past articles from the journal on extreme climactic events and environmental (in)justice.

Read the issue now

04/12/2023, 10:47 AM


April 11, 2023

Register for the 2023 Annual Meeting

Registration for the #2023SSSP 73rd Annual Meeting is open! The Early Bird Registration ends at 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on June 1, so don’t miss out on the cost savings. To register at the lowest rate, click here. All program participants must register by June 1. In addition to all of the exciting sessions, panel discussions, and events, we are pleased to offer four optional one-day workshops and two optional walking tours.

04/11/2023, 10:13 AM


April 06, 2023

Call for Submissions: 2023 Social Entrepreneurship Paper Awards, deadline April 30

The Social Entrepreneurship Paper Awards recognize scholarship that explores how individuals and organizations innovate and fund solutions to address social problems. Social entrepreneurship leaves positive impacts on communities and often includes applied approaches such as policymaking and community organizing. Research that has direct implications for pressing social problems is especially appropriate for these awards. Papers using a broad range of approaches will be considered. Two papers are awarded annually by the SSSP Kauffman Paper Awards Committee. This award is sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

04/06/2023, 11:50 AM


April 04, 2023

Scholars at Risk: Lines, Line-Drawing, and Consequences: An Academic Freedom Discussion Series

Every other Wednesday, from April 14th to June 9th, Lines, Line-Drawing, and Consequences will examine one of five archetypal values-related situations that arise on US campuses:

  • responding to demands for exclusion or removal;
  • public vs. private campus spaces;
  • distinguishing academic freedom from free speech;
  • external pressures on campus discourse; and
  • navigating foreign partnerships.

To register and learn more about each session, click here.

04/04/2023, 11:08 AM