The URBAN Sociology node seeks to build upon the wide array of collaborative research and action initiatives already underway by sociologists. These include campaigns to improve the conditions of day laborers, efforts for equitable community development, strategies for effective community organizing and public education reform, building social movements in the World Social Forum, combating environmental racism, among many others. Those in the Sociology Node seek to create a permanent, ongoing network within sociology and across disciplines that is focused on collaborative research with communities to create new knowledge relevant to addressing pressing social justice issues.


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    My survival in higher education has its roots in the connections between my lived experience as the immigrant son of farm worker parents and the lessons learned in overcoming systemic obstacles as a community organizer and intellectual activist. Whenever the road in academia got rough I had to face another hurdle, I always remembered the ...

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