Dr. Joyce Bell Keynote and Reception

Dr. Joyce Bell

Revolutionary Inheritance: Black Professionals and the Black Power Movement

Starts:  2/7/2018  6:00 PM
Ends: 2/7/2018 8:30 PM
Location: Linda K. Paresky Center, Main College Building

Dr. Joyce M. Bell is an associate professor of sociology and the Don E. Martindale Chair of Sociology at the University of Minnesota. Her talk will examine the long-lasting and far-reaching impact of the Black Power Movement in the U.S. Looking specifically at how Black Power shaped the professions, Dr. Bell makes the case that the Black Power Movement created frameworks and provided templates for challenging institutionalized racism. Further, she draws on her research on the Black Power influence on the profession of social work and the practice of law to illustrate how African American professionals drew on the themes, strategies, and tactics of the Black Power movement to create social change.

The talk will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Linda K. Paresky Center, followed by a reception and book signing at 7:00 p.m. in The Fens.

For more information about Dr. Bell, visit her website.


This event is being sponsored by the following offices and departments: Africana Studies, Office of Advancement, Center for Excellence in Teaching, Diversity Committee of the Alumnae/i Association, Diversity and Inclusion Action Council, Friars Leaders Program, Office of Alumnae/i Engagement, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, School of Social Work, Department of Sociology.