The Case for Racism Response Funds: A Collective Response to Racist Acts

On November 11, 2020 Associate Professor of Law and Sociology Monica Bell of Yale University delivered the delivered the 118th Sibley Lecture virtually to the University of Georgia School of Law community. This lecture was broadcast in Zoom at 12:00 PM EST.

Event Date

Fall 11-11-2020


The title of her talk is “The Case for Racism Response Funds: A Collective Response to Racist Acts” and is based on an op-ed she published this summer – https://theappeal.org/the-case-for-racism-response-funds-a-collective-response-to-racist-acts/.

Bell specializes in criminal justice, welfare law, housing, race and the law, qualitative research methods, and law and sociology. Her recent work has been published in the Yale Law Journal, the Law & Society Review, the Social Service Review and the Annual Review of Law & Social Science. Before joining the Yale Law School faculty, she was a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. She previously served as a Liman Fellow at the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, where she worked on matters related to cash assistance to families and disabled adults, child support, unemployment insurance, homeless services, healthcare, and other legal and policy issues affecting low-income women and families. Bell served as a judicial clerk for Judge Cameron McGowan Currie of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. A first-generation college graduate from South Carolina’s Upcountry, Bell earned her B.A. from Furman University, her M.Sc. from University College Dublin, her J.D. from Yale Law School and her Ph.D. from Harvard University.

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