||The Sociology Club |
Advisor: Dr. Ingrid Castro
Co-President: Forrest Robinson
Co-President: Luvia Valentin
Vice President: Olga Steele
co-secretary: Oana Panaite
co-secretary: Sandra Moscoso
co-treasurer: Jenny Mish
co-treasurer: Jackie Quitter
Past Events Thursday, Nov. 30 - "Die-In" Protest for World AIDS DAY This was a variation of the "sit-in's" developed by folks in the Civil Rights Movement. In a die-in, participants lay on the ground to visually dramatize the impact of HIV/AIDS (or other social problems that result in death) by giving a visually symbolic look at how many people have died or have become infected.
- Approximately 40,000 people are infected with HIV annually in the US
- According to the CDC, approximately, 1 out of every 50 African American men is infected with HIV, and 1 in every 150 African American women-- devastating consequences for families, communities and the country as a whole
- There are four million children who are orphaned in South Africa because of HIV/AIDS
- While HIV/AIDS can strike "anyone," social inequalities have shaped the tragic trajectory of the AIDS crisis
Wednesday, Nov. 29 - Café Society: Come join us for Café Society in our discussion of Religion and Violence. It will be held in CLS-2094 from 5:40pm to 6:55pm, Wednesday evening. Tuesday, Nov. 14 - Café Society: The very first meeting of the Café Society. Today's discussion was on interracial marriage and dating.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the Sociology Club?
A: The Sociology Club is really what you as Sociology majors, minors, and interested NEIU students want to make it. In reality, each semester the Sociology Club, because of a changing core membership, becomes something slightly different.
Q: What types of things has the Sociology Club done in the past?
A: NEIU's Sociology Club has been very active in the past nine years. The club's membership has obtained Student Activities funds to sponsor numerous provocative speakers and noted authors addressing such issues as: homelessness, domestic violence, public housing, gangs, youth empowerment, hate crimes, and environmental racism. Club members have received funding to attend the annual Midwest Sociology Meetings. Current club activists volunteer to work on issues ranging from affordable housing to homelessness to working with troubled youth. This year the Sociology Club is sponsoring discussion panels in which Sociology faculty members will discuss their work in the field and what options are available to Sociology majors. The club is also planning on inviting a guest speaker in the Spring. Keep an eye out for flyers and announcements.
Q; It sounds so serious, do you ever have fun?
A: Yes! We enjoy socializing at our meetings, but we also have gone on outings like bowling, and we have at least one "purely" social event at least once each semester. But we also have fun when we are engaged in discussing social justice issues and are involved in social change activities. As you know, NEIU students are a great bunch of people!
Q: How do I join?
A: Meetings are held Tuesdays in the Classroom Building, room 2071. Look for flyers and listen for announcements of meetings in your Sociology classes and come to a meeting. We need your ideas and your participation! Club membership is not only enjoyable but you can serve as a club officer and participate in larger NEIU Student Activities. Also, becoming an active part of the Sociology Club is something that you can add to your resume to make you stand out from other job applicants after graduation.