Dr Joyce Bell, Associate Professor at Minnesota University to talk at Keele Law School

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Posted on 24 March 2017

Dr. Joyce Bell, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota will be presenting a talk on Race & Revolt at Work: Black Lawyers & the US Black Power Movement” on Wednesday 21st June in Keele Law School Moot room, CBC2.028, commencing 2pm.

Dr. Joyce Bell is an Associate Professor & Don A. Martindale Endowed Chair, Sociology at the University of Minnesoto. This talk promises to be engaging with the following forward - 

"How do black professionals interact with social movements? Dr. Bell will be presenting her work on the relationship between black social workers and black lawyers during the US Black Power movement. While the movement is usually associated with the Black Panther Party and their most radical tactics, Bell makes the case that the movement also inspired and emboldened a whole generation of black professionals to align with black radicalism and struggle for changes within their professions. Even though black professionals' involvement in the movement is generally left out of the movement's story, this generation also used their professional positions to further the goals of Black Power. In this talk, Bell will detail this relationship and use the phenomena to illustrate the long lasting impact of the Black Power movement."