[URBANTH-L]ANN: New York City Activists Meet Sociologists
jancius at ohio.edu
Mon Aug 6 14:40:48 EDT 2007
Please circulate widely!
INVITATION TO A SPECIAL EVENT AT OUR 102nd ANNUAL MEETING
"New York City Activists Meet Sociologists"
Sat, Aug 11, 6-8pm
Hilton New York, Concourse G Room, Concourse Level.
Food and drink will be provided.
This reception is an opportunity for informal-we hope, even fun!-interaction between
sociologists and local New York City activists.
At this special Presidential event come to find activist partners for research and meet with
other sociologists doing action or applied research. Graduate students are especially
encouraged to come and network to find research and internship possibilities.
Please come meet and mingle with NYC activists involved in labor, electoral reform,
environmentalism, welfare reform, community action, immigrant rights and immigration reform,
transnational organizing, governmental watchdog action, justice, youth, school reform,
homelessness, housing, anti-war efforts, and more.
Our hope is that this will be a mutually beneficial opportunity for activists and scholars-
and the many of us who fall somewhere in-between-to meet, talk about the ways we work
together and figure out new and better ways to keep our scholarship related to the work of
At the reception, alongside food and drink, we'll hear some (very) brief presentations
allowing plenty of time for you to introduce yourself and mingle with like-minded others.
Please spread the word about this event. If you have any question, please contact Penny
Lewis at pennywlewis at gmail.com or Lorna Mason at lornalmason at gmail.com.
I look forward to seeing you in August.
Frances Fox Piven
President, American Sociological Association
Anne Shlay, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor, Hebrew Univeristy
Department of Sociology
755 Gladfelter Hall
1115 West Berks Street Temple University Philadelphia, PA 19122
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