Established in 2012, NYU Silver's Social Justice and Diversity Grant fosters student-designed programs that address a diverse set of local, national, and international social justice issues in social work.
The goals of the grant are to:
- Support and encourage events that lead to the development of socially just communities
- Encourage a commitment to cultural humility, social diversity, and inclusion
- Facilitate the review of personal values and beliefs that may influence decision-making
- Promote self awareness to eliminate biases in professional practice
For the first four years of the Social Justice and Diversity Grant, NYU Silver held a "Grant Challenge" in which students competed for funding for programs related to the goals of the grant that they designed, promoted and implemented.
In the 2016-17 Academic Year, NYU Silver is instead holding its first-ever, student-to-student Social Justice and Diversity Grant Conference with the theme "Walking the Talk: Bringing Social Justice and Diversity to Direct Practice."
The day-long, grant-funded conference will take place on Monday, April 3, 2017.
Attending the conference will be free of charge to NYU Silver students, the wider NYU community and the general public. Any NYU Silver student who wishes to attend must get permission from their Field Supervisor.
For more information about the conference, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For quick facts on the evolution of the Social Justice and Diversity Grant program from a challenge to a conference, please click here.