2015 Message From The President

Season’s Greetings!

I am deeply honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve the Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS). I want to personally thank immediate past President Robert “Bob” Kettlitz and Tina Quartaroli for their unyielding support and contributions to AACS. I am also appreciative of the hard work and dedication of ALL of our board members and anyone else who has helped with the success of our 2014 conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The sessions were thought-provoking; the Judith Little Problem Solving competition was exhilarating and filled with passion and vigor; and, the social activities were gleeful.

The 2015 meetings will be held at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center, 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery, AL 36104. The city is setting the stage, with all the props and accouterments, for a year-long celebration embracing the 50th Anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. President Barack Obama and past presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter will descend upon “Capital City” to celebrate this auspicious occasion.

Dr. Aldon Morris has accepted our invitation to give the keynote address. Morris is the Leon Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University. He has written extensively about social movements and social change, and his book, “The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: Black Communities Organizing for Change,” won the coveted C. Wright Mills award. Morris’ analysis of the modern civil rights movement has far-reaching implications for human rights. Morris is also a W.E.B. DuBois scholar and proponent of public sociology.

The Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology welcomes a wide range of applied topics for individual paper presentations, panels, workshops, and poster and interactive sessions for the Montgomery conference. We also want to encourage submissions that address civil and human rights, social movements, law, immigration law and border control, social justice, media and social relations, disadvantage and concentrations of wealth, food politics and food justice, evaluation of social policies, hazards and disaster research, crime and war, and family and schools.

I look forward to seeing you in Montgomery!

Anthony “Troy” Adams



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