Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work, January 2020
In This Issue

Reminder: Request for Proposals (RFP) for a 2020 Gerontological Society of America Pre-conference Workshop
Plans are being made to host the 4th research network pre-conference workshop at GSA, 2020  Rethinking Diversity, Inclusion and Justice for Older Workers:
Who and What Do We Continue to Miss?
In a new development, the Network is joining the Older Worker Interest Group as cosponsors for the event! Assuming acceptance by the GSA program committee, we will gather once again to share current research from the proposals submitted, critique plans for new research (the "fishbowl session"), and learn from two esteemed keynote speakers: Dr. Mary Gatta, author of Waiting on Retirement: Aging and Economic Security in Low-wage Work, and Dr. Robert Turner, II, author of Not for Long: The Life and Career of the NFL Athlete, both of whom offer new and different perspectives on the changing context of aging and work.
Network member, Dr. Kendra Jason, University of North Carolina, is leading this effort (for the Network), with support from a subcommittee (Drs. Fabiola Gerpot, Germany's Otto Beisheim School of Management, and Karen Fortuna, Dartmouth College) along with representatives of the Older Worker Interest Group (Drs. Phil Taylor, Federation University, Australia, and Phyllis Cummins Miami University). Please see the call for proposals here. We welcome proposals for a panel or for individual papers that help to identify the challenges among underrepresented older workers (e.g., low-income, racial and ethnic minority, and blue-collar older workers) in their efforts to obtain or retain employment and/or that identify strategies for overcoming those challenges for people who either want to or need to work in later life.
I look forward to hearing from you about this exciting opportunity.
Help us to Increase the Impact of the SRNAW Current News & Research Feed.
The SRNAW Current News & Research Feed has been up and running for about a year. Currently, there are over 200 news and research items related to aging and work. Members receive a weekly email informing them of the latest postings. We have noticed that about 40% of members open these weekly emails and around 10% click on the links in the email to view the articles. We'd like to understand how we could expand the reach and impact of the information contained in these weekly emails. We would sincerely appreciate if you could help us by completing this less than 3-minutes survey. Deadline for responding is February 14.

Thanks so much!

Social Media Outreach
Thanks to members who have gotten involved with social media at the Sloan Research Network. Currently, there are 30 LinkedIn group members, 34 Facebook likes and 217 Twitter followers (following 449). We can do SO much better!
The Sloan Research Network presence on social media is intended to enhance information sharing and collaboration among Network members as well as to inform potential new members about the Network, Network activities and how to get involved. Please take a minute to:

If you have any ideas about how the Sloan Research Network can improve our efforts on social media, please let us know.
In appreciation for all you do,
Jacquelyn James
Director, Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work
Boston College 
Network Steering Committee:  Cal Halvorsen, Ruth Kanfer, Christina Matz-Costa, Phyllis Moen, Alicia Munnell, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Sara Rix, Ursula Staudinger, Harvey Sterns, Philip Taylor, Julie Zissimopoulos