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Sociologists to explore economic inequality at annual meeting in San Francisco, Aug. 16-19
Date:6/26/2014

More than 5,000 sociologists will convene in San Francisco this August to explore ideas and scientific research relating to economic inequality and many other topics, as part of the American Sociological Association's 109th Annual Meeting. This year's theme, "Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Inequality on Families and Individuals," draws attention to the many ways in which inequality reverberates throughout American society and the world.

The conference will feature nearly 600 sessions and more than 3,600 studies covering such subjects as family, education, sex, health, religion, work, same-sex marriage, immigration, bullying, race, social media, crime, relationships, gender, technology, socioeconomics, children, disability, political participation, neighborhood life, substance abuse, climate change, and an abundance of others. Given the diverse range of topics that will be covered, ASA's Annual Meeting will provide a wealth of information for journalists assigned to nearly any beat.

WHAT: The American Sociological Association's 109th Annual Meeting: "Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Inequality on Families and Individuals"

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 16, through Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 (Opening Plenary Session is Friday, Aug. 15, from 7 to 9 PM)

WHERE: Hilton San Francisco Union Square (333 O'Farrell St., San Francisco, CA, 94102) and Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel (55 Cyril Magnin St., San Francisco, CA 94102)

REGISTRATION: Complimentary media registration is now open. Download the press policy and registration form online at http://bit.ly/1q9qGx2. The early registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 1.

PROGRAM: Visit http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/asa/asa14/ for the meeting's searchable preliminary program.

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