Juneteenth solidarity with Black Lives Matter

  • A statement by Dr. Tina Fetner, President of the Canadian Sociological Association, Chair of the Sociology Department at McMaster University, and Chair of the Collective Behavior and Social Movements section of the American Sociological Association.

“On this Juneteenth holiday, marking the end of slavery in the United States, protesters in support of Black Lives Matter are rising up across the nation to protest police violence against Black people. In the wake of the murder of George Floyd – as well as Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Sean Reed, and so many other Black and Brown people killed by police violence – we stand at a crossroads in which collective action has the potential to produce real social change. I stand with protesters on the streets, as well as the many more who support this movement from their homes. I have made a donation to the Atlanta Solidarity Fund, and if you are interested in joining me in donating, here is a list of protestor bail funds that you might consider. Let us all sit with this moment to consider what changes we have the power to produce, and focus our energies on those areas.”

Chair’s Message

Tina Fetner, CBSM Section Chair, Professor of Sociology, McMaster University

  • from CriticalMass Bulletin, Volume 45(1) Spring 2020: The newsletter of the Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements, American Sociological Association

In the face of an ongoing global pandemic, the ASA 2020 annual meeting has been cancelled. What to do in its wake is an open question. The ASA has been contacting presenters with options to participate in an online meeting; I’m sure you have received their email. They encourage each of us to make our own choices about whether they have the capacity to develop and deliver a presentation. 

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Support for California Strikers and COLA campaign

A statement by Dr. Tina Fetner, President of the Canadian Sociological Association, Chair of the Sociology Department at McMaster University, and Chair of the Collective Behavior and Social Movements section of the American Sociological Association.

I write to offer my strong support of striking graduate workers throughout the University of California system who are asking for a cost of living adjustment that takes extremely high housing costs into account. I recognize the value of the work that graduate students do to support the educational mission of universities. These are the workers on the front line of undergraduate education and universities would be unable to continue without them.

I support fair compensation and working conditions for all graduate workers, and I encourage the University of California campuses to come to terms in dialogue with graduate workers that result in fair compensation and working conditions. As a proud alumna of UC Santa Cruz, I implore university administrators to address this labour dispute with integrity and fair dealing.

Tina Fetner

  • UCSC Kresge College 1990
  • Chair, McMaster Sociology Department
  • Chair, ASA Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements
  • President, Canadian Sociological Association

Chair’s Message

Tina Fetner, McMaster University

How are we supposed to teach our courses, complete our studies and write up our findings when so much collective action and social change is going on all around us? Impeachment hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives. Climate strikes mobilizing hundreds of thousands of demonstrators around the world. White nationalists and other right-wing extremists gathering strength in online forums. As scholars of collective behavior and social movements, we may have trouble catching our breath at times, but at least we will never be bored.

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CBSM Announcements, mid-September

HI All,

I hope that your fall semester/quarter is off to a positive start.  We are in good shape as a section with 804 members, enough to sustain our allocation for five sessions at the 2016 annual ASA meeting.  However, please keep actively recruiting. Less than 800 members results in a loss of a session.

I want to thank all of you who volunteered to serve on the Membership Committee. Shortly, the Chair of that committee will be in touch with you to discuss ideas to increase our membership and the diversity of the section.

Below are several important announcements.

Cheers,
Belinda Robnett
Chair, CBSM Section of the ASA
Department of Sociology
UC Irvine
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Announcements for Early August!

Hello Fellow CBSM Section Members!

Here are some announcements for early August.  But first: a reminder that our section day is Sunday, August 17, which will include our section sessions, roundtables, business meeting, and reception.   Our reception will be held at 7 pm at the Serrano Hotel, on the second floor, above the Jasper’s bar, across the street from the Hilton.   It is listed in the ASA conference program as starting at 7:30, but it will start earlier.   In my next message, I will include links for all the sessions, which are currently listed in our newsletter. http://cbsm-asa.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/39-1-critical-mass.pdf

Looking forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

All the best,
Edwin

1.  Call for Nominations for the McCarthy Award—Rory McVeigh
2.   New Journal– Andrew Jorgenson and Jeffrey Kentor.
3.  The Participation Initiative–Pablo Lapegna.
4.  “Psychodynamics and the Social,” ASA Mini-conference, updated—Lynn Chancer.
5.  New Mobilizing Ideas Dialogue– Grace Yukich, David Ortiz, Rory McVeigh, and Dan Myers.
6.  Urban Research Based Action—Mark Warren.
7.  Job Opportunity—Richard Hogan.
8.  Cfp, “Social Movements and Place-Making in Global Cities”—Kimberly Creasap.

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Announcements for late June!

Hello Fellow CBSM Section Members!

Here are some announcements for the end of the month. Please note that our section day is Sunday, August 17, which will include all our section sessions and roundtables, as well as our business meeting and reception.   Our reception will be held at 7 pm at the Serrano Hotel, on the second floor, above the Jasper’s bar, across the street from the Hilton.

All the best,
Edwin

1. ASA Datathon—Alex Hanna.
2. ASA Mini-Conference, “Psychodynamics and the Social,” updated—Lynn Chancer.
3. CfP, Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change—Patrick G. Coy.
4.  New Book Series, Reproductive Justice—Zakiya Luna.
5.  Mobilizing Ideas, More Great Books for Summer Reading, Grace Yukich, David Ortiz, Rory McVeigh, and Dan Myers.
6.  CfP, Mobilization Special Issue on Nonviolent Civil Resistance—Sharon Erickson Nepstad.

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Election and Award Winners!

Hello Fellow CBSM Section Members!

Here are the results of the recent election and the deliberations of the awards committees.  Congratulations to the election winners and my thanks to everyone who stood for election!  Congratulations to the award winners!  And great thanks to the committee members who read many, many excellent submissions!

All the best,
Edwin

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June Announcements and Critical Mass

Hello Fellow CBSM Section Members!

Attached to this message is the latest edition of CriticalMass Bulletin.  My very great thanks to the CM editors Melissa Wooten and Michelle Smirnova!  They did an excellent job of editing an issue with interesting discussions and extensive information about CBSM activity at the upcoming ASA Meeting in San Francisco. Please note that our section day is Sunday, which will include all our section sessions as well as our business meeting and reception.   Melissa is stepping down after this issue.  On behalf of the section and the previous chairs, I thank Melissa Wooten for her excellent work over the past few years with the newsletter!  Michelle is staying on, and we are looking for a volunteer to join her in editing the next issue.  Also, please vote in the ASA elections, if you have not already, as the ballot closes June 1.   Below are some important announcements for late May.

All the best,
Edwin

1.  New Resource on Social Movement Outcomes—Jennifer Earl.
2.  ASA Mini-Conference, Psychodynamics and the Social—Lynn Chancer.
3.  CfP, From Contention to Social Change–Eduardo Romanos.
4.  Mobilizing Ideas, Summer Books–Grace Yukich, David Ortiz, Rory McVeigh, and Dan Myers.

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Early May announcements

Hello Fellow CBSM Section Members!

Here are some important announcements for early May.  Please pay close attention to the call from the CBSM Mentoring Committee for tenured volunteers.  Also, please vote in the ASA elections, if you have not already. My great thanks to the Nominations Committee for producing an excellent slate of candidates and to the candidates for agreeing to serve the section!

1.  CBSM Mentoring Committee, Call for Tenured Volunteers–Jose Munoz.
2.  New Mobilizing Ideas Dialogue–Grace Yukich, David Ortiz, Rory McVeigh, and Dan Myers.
3.  CFP, “Social Media and Social Movements”– Galina Selivanova.

All the best,

Edwin

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