ASA 2016 Meeting Recap and Next Steps

Nearly 100 sociologists attended the Sociologists for Justice meeting on August 20, 2016 in Seattle, WA.we had a lively and inspiring meeting that ended with several actionable ideas for the group. We invite your suggestions and participation on a working group to help shape the agenda and actions for Sociologists for Justice this year.

ASA Meeting in Seattle

Please join Sociologists for Justice at the annual American Sociological Association meeting in Seattle, WA. Connect with other sociologists interested in racial justice, ending police violence and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016… Read More

It’s on all of us to stop the mini ‘civil wars’ being waged on our streets

My brother, Tom Vargas, a Chicago police officer, worked in Englewood, one of Chicago’s most violent and gang infested neighborhoods. On the morning of June 1, 2009, I woke to news of a young officer killed in Tom’s district…. Read More