Announcements
CRRF October Newsletter
Announcements

CRRF is sharing their newsletter for October 2020 with some information that RSS members might find useful including a new president (Kathleen Kevany), overview of the October CRRF virtual conference, and more!

For more information, click here

 
CRRF October Newsletter
Announcements

CRRF is sharing their newsletter for October 2020 with some information that RSS members might find useful including a new president (Kathleen Kevany), overview of the October CRRF virtual conference, and more!

For more information, click here

 
Rural Sociology Society’s Graduate Student Conference
Announcements

You are invited to attend
Rural Sociology Society’s Graduate Student Conference 
Monday, October 26th, 2020
&
Thursday, October 29th, 2020
9:30AM-2:30PM (CST)

We are hosting the 1st Rural Sociology Graduate Student Conference. The conference will be held viaZoom on Monday, Oct. 26th and Thursday, Oct. 29th. The conference will run each day from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm (all times are CST). Please be sure to join us Monday morning at 9:30 am for Welcoming Remarks by current RSS President Kai Schafft and President-Elect Dreamal Worthern. The conference program is attached for additional information.

*The Zoom link for attending sessions is located in the conference program. Click here to access the conference program.

For questions, please contact RSS Graduate Student Representatives at [email protected].

Special Membership Announcement

**The Rural Sociological Society is offering a reduced student membership fee for 2021 for any new or renewing student member who joins RSS during the first ever Graduate Student Rural Sociology Conference.  You will receive two-months of membership for the remainder of this year and a complete year of membership in 2021 (ends on December 31, 2021) for $20.00. You must join or renew and pay for your membership between October 25 and October 30, 2020 to be eligible for the reduced 2021 student rate.

Go to www.ruralsociology.org to join. Use code: GradConf to receive the 2021 reduced rate. This is a limited time offer. Regular dues rates go into effect on November 1.

 
Diversity Committee Workshops - Save the Date
Announcements

SAVE THE DATE – Tuesday, September 29 and Friday, November 6!

The Diversity Committee is Seeking RSS Members to Participate in Two Workshops

Dear RSS members,

As part of our ongoing work, the Diversity Committee has made multiple recommendations to the RSS Executive Council to institute structural changes that promote equality and racial justice in the Society. One such recommendation is to develop a Diversity Mission Statement through a collaborative and deliberative process with RSS members. Therefore, the Diversity Committee would like to extend an invitation to RSS members to participate in two virtual workshops to develop a Diversity Mission Statement.

The first workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 29 at 11:00am-12:00pm (EST). The second workshop will be held on Friday, November 6 at 11:00am-12:00pm (EST). The first workshop will serve as a space for sharing initial ideas, while the second workshop will involve finalizing language for the statement.

We hope that these two workshops will provide an opportunity for RSS members to discuss ideas that are important to the Society. Particularly since the annual meeting was cancelled this year, we additionally hope that these workshops create a space for intellectual exchange among members.

More information will follow as the date for the first workshop approaches. In the meantime, please feel free to email Ian Carrillo if you have any questions ([email protected]).