Spotlight on Dr. Walda Katz-Fishman!

Delicious Banquet Menu


Busboys House (Vegan/Gluten-Free) - mixed greens, carrot, tomatoes, roasted corn, yuzu vinaigrette

ENTRÉE (Choice of One)

___Fried Chicken (Gluten-Free) - herb cornmeal-encrusted chicken breast with a herb mushroom cream sauce; served with mashed potatoes and collard greens

___Blackened Salmon (Gluten-Free) - with lemon-butter sauce and served with wild rice and asparagus, topped with tomato corn shallots salsa

___Vegan "Chicken" Stir-Fry (Vegan) - Soy “chicken”, snow peas, baby carrots, shiitake mushrooms, red onions, garlic, brown rice, ginger sesame sauce


___Chocolate Cake, ___Cheesecake, ___Carrot Cake 

BEVERAGES: Fountain drinks (unlimited sodas and iced tea), coffee. There will also be a cash bar.

In the words of her friend Mary Romero:

Walda is a gem among sociologists! She has mentored generations of graduate students, many of whom are doing important scholar-activist work in and outside the academy. Along with mentoring students at Howard, she has been an active member in several sociology societies, including the American Sociological Association, Society for the Study of Social Problems, Southern Sociological Society, Eastern Sociological Society, Association for Humanist Society, and the Association of Black Sociologists. She has held numerous leadership roles in these organizations. She was instrumental in organizing Sociologist without Borders and served on the editorial Board of Societies without Borders: Human Rights and Social Sciences. Her service to the profession includes editor of Humanity & Society, and associate editor of Critical Sociology and Social Problems.

She has been a leader in popular education centers across the country. Her work as a founding member of Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide from 1986 to 2007 bridged her work in the academy to the community struggles. Along with doing popular education programming, she served as a board member to several education centers in the community, the Black Leadership Council on Excellence, and Ecumenical Program on Central America and the Caribbean.

Not surprisingly, her awards are many. They include recognitions from her fellow sociologists, such as The American Sociological Association Marxist Sociology Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010, the Rosa Luxemburg Award from Sociologists without Borders, Co-recipient of the Public Understanding Sociology Award from ASA in 2004, and the Lee Founders Award from SSSP in 2003.

Her work outside the academy has also received many accolades, including the Movement Educator Award from Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide, the Washington Peace Center “Another World is Possible" Award in 2010, Women of Peace and Justice Award from the Gray Panthers of Metropolitan Washington, and the Making Another World Award from the U.S. Forum in 2007.

Somehow, she managed to find time to publish articles on critical pedagogy, social inequality, Marxism, and social movements.

Professor Walda Katz-Fishman has been a role model to many sociologists striving to be scholar-activists. She has set the bar high, but she is always there to lend a hand when we stumble.

Banquet Registration Options

1) You can register online and pay by credit card, or

2) You can pay by check. Send your registration form (pdf or Word) and check payable to DCSS to Wilbur Hadden, DCSS Treasurer, or 4819 43rd St NW, Washington, DC 20016.

DCSS Annual Banquet

The DC Sociological Society invites everyone to join us for our Annual Banquet:

2019 DCSS Annual Banquet
​Thursday, May 23, 2019
Busboys and Poets, 14th and V St NW
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Please sign up by Tuesday, May 21th.

This is always a fun evening, The banquet is a great way to network with faculty and students from DC area colleges and universities, as well as the many DC sociologists working outside academia. This year, we will also engage local scholars and Court Watch Montgomery in a panel discussion, "Sociology and the #MeToo Movement":

  • Moderator: Dr. Earl Smith, Emeritus Professor of American Ethnic Studies and Sociology at Wake Forest University, currently teaching classes in Sociology, African and African American Studies, and Women and Gender Studies at George Mason University.
  • Panelists: 
  1. Mary Silva, Leader, Court Watch Safe Visitation Team at Court Watch Montgomery
  2. Dr. Ivy Ken, Associate Professor of Sociology at The George Washington University
  3. Dr. Angela Hattery, Sociologist and Director of the Women & Gender Studies Program at George Mason University

We are also very excited to celebrate our award winners:

You can register now online for the banquet and pay for your DCSS membership online by credit card. Our paper registration will be ready soon (see info to the right). If you have any questions about your membership status, feel free to contact Wilbur Hadden, DCSS Treasurer, If you have any questions about the website or online registration, feel free to contact Johanna Bockman, DCSS webmaster,

Bring a friend, family member, student, or neighbor!