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 instead held 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."
For quick facts on the evolution of the Social Justice and Diversity Grant program from a challenge to a conference, please click here.