SSSP 2019 Annual Meeting

Date: Saturday, August 10

Time: 2:30 PM - 4:10 PM

SPECIAL

Session 104: The World As It Should Be: Lessons from the 2019 Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award Winner
Room: East End Suite

Sponsor: Program Committee

Organizer, Presider &

Discussant: Johanna Foster, Monmouth University

Description:  Representatives from Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson, the New York City area winner of the 2019 Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award, will discuss the organization’s mission and crucial work, as well as its strong roots in, and current ties to, the field of sociology. Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson is a grassroots community organization that brings together people in the Hudson Valley region most directly impacted by injustice to fight around the issues that deeply affect their communities, and to challenge the systems of power that are at the root of these problems. Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson is committed to building working class power in order to strengthen social movements, end oppression, and realize a world that puts people before profit. In recent years, the organization has led grassroots campaigns around the issues of foreclosures and evictions, energy insecurity, and immigrant rights.