2018 Social Justice and Diversity Grant Conference

Walking the Talk: Direct Practice Through a Social Justice Lens

Friday, April 13, 2018 | 8:30am-4:30pm

NYU Wasserman Center
133 East 13th St., 2nd Floor

Featured Presenters

Gabbie Green

Gabbie Green

The Privilege of Representation

Sondra Morishima and Hân Nguyễn

Sondra Morishima
and Hân Nguyễn

Asian/Americans: Experiences of Erasure and Reckoning with Anti-Blackness in Direct Practice

Lisa Schlosberg

Lisa Schlosberg

How Losing 150 Pounds Taught Me About Mental Health

Nikki Vega

Nikki Vega

Beyond the Binary: A Brief Guide to Gender

Mia Wilson

Mia Wilson

A Walk in My Father's Shoes

WITH POSTER PRESENTATIONS BY:

Cynthia Castillo

CYNTHIA CASTILLO
Overcoming Language and Cultural Barriers: A Look at Effective Group Model "Si, Yo Puedo" for Working with Latina Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence

Alex Cooke


ALEX T. COOKE

Let’s Talk About Sex: The Power of Sex Positivity at 3 Levels of Social Work

Alexis Connolly


ALEXIS CONNOLLY

Reimagining Re-entry to Reduce Recidivism: Discharge Planning at Rikers Island

Fantasia Cordero


FANTASIA CORDERO

Social Workers Needed to Advocate for Forgotten Survivors

Hali Riley


HALI RILEY

Language Stigmatization: Implications for Holistic Social Work

Luisa Lopez & Jasmine Mason


LUISA LOPEZ AND JASMINE MASON

Racial Imposter Syndrome: Who Am I Today?

Talia Tiffany

TALIA TIFFANY
The Right to Self-Determination as a Framework for Direct Practice with Gender Expansive Clients

Free of charge to all NYU Silver students

Must get permission from your field placement if you plan to attend

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided

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About NYU Silver's Social Justice and Diversity Grant

NYU Silver Social Justice and Diversity Grant logo

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."

Quick facts on the evolution of the Social Justice and Diversity Grant program from a challenge to a conference.