CalSoCA

Sociologists of Color & Allies @ UC Berkeley

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What is SoCA?

The Sociologists of Color and Allies (SoCA) was founded in 2003 to create an academic and personal support network for students of color. We work closely with our allies to foster a community in the department that supports diversity and inclusion. We promote open dialogue about what it means to be an ally through facilitated conversations about allyship every semester. For students of color, we organize academic support events aimed at exploring issues that people of color face in the academy and promoting networking. These include regular off-campus get-togethers to socialize, share academic experiences, and celebrate academic wins. Finally, SoCA advocates for increased diversity in the department through faculty hires and graduate student admissions. Our current organizers include Isabel Garcia (social), Jessica Compton (departmental diversity), Jesus Camacho (academic support), and Paul Chung (academic support).


News & Events

Recent News

SoCA extends a very warm welcome to our latest cohort! If you would like to stay abreast of the latest SoCA academic, professional, and social events please join our mailing list by sending a quick e-mail to: pchung@demog.berkeley.edu

Upcoming Events

Please join us at Beta Lounge (2129 Durant Ave.) for a relaxing night of food, drink, and (re)introductions!

Marx getting you down? Bourdieu getting too clingy? Escape! Come take a quick break with us at Cafe Blue Door (2244 Bancroft Way). Nothing on the agenda. Just hang out and recharge. Coffee's on us!

Come take a break with us at Cafe Blue Door (2244 Bancroft Way). Nothing on the agenda. Just hang out and recharge. Coffee's on us!

Come take a break with us at Cafe Blue Door (2244 Bancroft Way). Nothing on the agenda. Just hang out and recharge. Coffee's on us!

SoCA will be co-sponsoring this week's Colloquium talk by presenter Julia Chuang. Please stay on the lookout for SoCA events related to her visit.


Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments, or just want to get on the mailing list, please shoot Paul Chung an e-mail at: pchung@demog.berkeley.edu. He'll get it sorted for you.