Save the date on your convention calendar

Discussions on SES, class and the War on Poverty coming to the 122nd APA Annual Convention.

By Ieshia Haynie

Save the date on your convention calendarIn preparation for the 122nd APA convention, the Office and Committee on Socioeconomic Status is delighted to invite each of you to attend its featured convention programming. We have a dynamic line-up for you this summer. Mark your calendars; you don’t want to miss these sessions: 

Disentangling Race/Ethnicity and SES — Implications for Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities

Thursday, Aug. 7 | 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. | Convention Center, Street Level, Room 152A 

Co-chairs
  • Cynthia Hudley, PhD, University of California — Santa Barbara 
  • John Ruiz, PhD, University of North Texas 
Participants
  • Disentangling Race/Ethnicity and SES: Insights Into Policy and Practice
    CEO Norman Anderson, PhD, APA Executive Office, Washington, D.C. 
  • Approaches to Disentangling Race/Ethnicity and SES in the Context of Health Disparities
    David R. Williams, PhD, Harvard University

SES Networking Event and 2014 CSES Leadership Award Ceremony

Friday, Aug. 8 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Public Interest Suite, Renaissance Washington Hotel 

Join the Committee on Socioeconomic Status (CSES) during the 2014 APA Annual Convention in Washington, D.C., for our annual SES network meeting and Leadership Awards presentation. This is a great opportunity to meet with colleagues — representatives of various division, state associations and other groups — to raise critical issues, questions and share ideas and strategies related to SES. During this meeting, the committee will also recognize the CSES 2014 Leadership Award recipients. 

Symposia: Intersections of Education and the War on Poverty

Saturday, Aug. 9 | 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. | Convention Center, Street Level, Room 144C 

Co-chair
  • Linda Petroff, PhD, Bellevue University
  • Salvador Macias, PhD, University of South Carolina-Sumter 
Participants
  • Psychology, Education and Concentrated Poverty
    Cynthia Hudley, PhD, University of California — Santa Barbara
  • Educational Interventions to Combat Poverty: A Policy Perspective
    Roberta Downing, PhD, APA Governance Relations Office
  • Education, Economic Diversity and Pressures of Acculturation
    Ramani Durvasula, PhD, California State University-Los Angeles

CSES Premiere Screening of Paycheck to Paycheck

Saturday, Aug. 9 | 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Public Interest Suite, Renaissance Washington Hotel

From Maria Shiver’s groundbreaking multi-platform project “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink,” "Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert" tells the moving story of a year in the life of one mother whose daily struggles illuminate the challenges faced by more than 42 million American women and the 28 million children who depend on them. Directed and produced by Shari Cookson and Nick Doob (HBO’s Emmy®-winning “The Memory Loss Tapes”) and executive produced by Peabody and Emmy winner Maria Shriver (HBO’s “The Alzheimer’s Project”) and HBO’s Sheila Nevins, the film is the unvarnished account of a single mom struggling to get ahead, but constantly getting knocked back by a system that almost seems designed to see her fail.

Debating the War on Poverty vs. War on Poor: Psychology’s Contribution

Sunday, Aug. 10 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. | Convention Center, Street Level East Salon F

Chair
  • Cynthia Hudley, PhD, University of California-Santa Barbara
Participants
  • Psychological Impacts of a Childhood Lived in Poverty
    Roseanne Flores, PhD, City University of New York Hunter College
  • War on Poverty’s Impact on Desegregation and an Aging Society
    James Jackson, PhD, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Exploring Gender & Poverty through Practice and Policy
    Heather Bullock, PhD, University of California-Santa Cruz
  • Disability Lens on Poverty, Practice and Policy
    Susan Bruyere, PhD, Cornell University
  • Psychology, Poverty and Politics
    Roberta Downing, PhD, APA Government Relations Office
Discussant
  • Bernice Lott, PhD, University of Rhode Island