In Episode 14, we welcome Todd Belcore to Personal Jurisdiction. Todd is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Social Change, a national nonprofit organization committed to liberation and amplifying community voices through storytelling, organizing, and direct action. We talk to Todd about how and why he started Social Change, his views on abolition and liberation work, how the nonprofit responds to community needs in real time, and his team's work in policy advocacy, direct services, storytelling, and so much more. Enjoy!
Support the work of Social Change by donating, volunteering your time, and following Social Change on social media to keep updated on the important work they're doing.
Connect with Todd Belcore on LinkedIn.
Learn more about the Equal Justice Works Fellowship that Todd was a part of after law school. As an EJW Fellow, Todd worked at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law in Chicago where he focused on litigating, organizing, educating, and crafting legislation to ensure that individuals with criminal records are not unjustly denied employment or occupational licenses.
Todd is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Northwestern University School of Law.
Todd also makes an impact by mediating disputes and teaching law students how to transform systems to make them equity-centered via a class called "The New Jim Crow" (that he teaches at Northwestern Law and University of Chicago Law School).
As a result of Todd's commitment to transforming lives and communities, he has received 23 honors, including the ABA's National Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year and the White House's Champion of Change Awards.