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Spring 2016 Social Justice and Diversity Grant Events

February 19, 2016

The NYU Silver Social Justice and Diversity Grant Committee is excited to announce the Spring 2016 Social Justice and Diversity Grant-sponsored programs. These student-designed programs address a diverse set of local, national, and international social justice issues in social work.

We would like to thank the members of the Social Justice and Diversity Grant Challenge Selection Committee for offering their expertise in building a strong foundation for the development of these excellent programs:

  • Dr. Liliana Goldín
  • Dr. Michelle Munson
  • Dr. Rohini Pahwa
  • Dr. Dina Rosenfeld
  • Abigail Dimen-Taylor, MSW ’17
  • Anjna Champaneri, MSW ’16

2015-2016 Grant Recipients


Aging and Ageism in the LGBTQ Community

Co-sponsored by Pride in Practice
Tuesday, February 23rd | 6:30 - 7:30 PM | 1 Washington Square North,The Parlor | RSVP
A panel exploring the intersecting forms of oppression that affect LGBTQ elders. Presenting research on ageism in the LGBTQ community including prevention and support at all levels of social work, from clinical practice to policy advocacy.


Unaccompanied Minors: Which Way Home?
Co-Sponsored by the Student Collective for Global Social Work, Latin@ Social Work Student Organization
Thursday, February 25th | 7:00 - 8:30 PM | 1 Washington Square North,The Parlor | RSVP
A documentary viewing and panel discussion to enhance awareness among social workers of the strengths, struggles, and needs of unaccompanied Latinx minors in the U.S.


Addressing the Needs of NYC’s Homeless
Co-Sponsored by Chinese Student Support Group
Saturday, March 5th | 11:00 am - 5:00 PM | Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson Street, Room 383 | RSVP

A discussion with social workers working with the homeless population and an opportunity to participate in a service-learning event to raise social workers’ awareness of the issues faced by people who are homeless in New York City.


Feminism is for Everybody
Co-sponsored by Collective of interested students from Silver, Columbia & Fordham, Chinese Student Support Group
Thursday, March 10th | 6:30 pm - 8:30 PM | 1 Washington Square North, The Parlor | RSVP

A panel discussion of feminism in a multicultural context facilitated by Dr. Peggy Morton. Featuring representatives from diverse cultural backgrounds including China, Morocco, U.S.A, Spain, and Thailand. Followed by a reception and art exhibition by students from the Tisch School of the Arts, the Pratt Institute, and the School of Visual Arts


Exploring Cultural Identity - The Asian & Asian American Experience
Co-Sponsored by the Chinese Student Support Group
Friday, April 8th | 7:00 - 9:00 PM | Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Room 914 | RSVP

A multi-cultural exploration of race, social justice, and cultural identity through an Asian-American and international Asian lens.


Building an Anti-Oppressive Alliance
Co-Sponsored by Challenging White Privilege through Awareness and Action, Latinx Social Work Student Organization, Students of Color Collective
Sunday, April 10th | 1:00-4:00 PM | Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson Street, Grand Hall | RSVP

An interactive workshop for social work students interested in developing their commitment to social justice through an exploration of critical race consciousness and the development of anti-oppressive skills for their personal and professional lives.


Voices of Latinx Social Work Students
Co-Sponsored by Latin@ Social Work Student Organization
Tuesday, April 19th | 4:00 - 6:00 PM | 1 Washington Square North, The Parlor | RSVP

A video project and social media campaign to raise awareness about the need for more Latinx and Spanish-speaking social workers to work with the growing Latinx population in the U.S.

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