2018 Social Justice and Diversity Grant Conference
Friday, April 13, 2018 | 8:30am - 4:30pm
WITH POSTER PRESENTATIONS BY:
Overcoming Language and Cultural Barriers: A Look at Effective Group Model "Si, Yo Puedo" for Working with Latina Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence
About NYU Silver's Social Justice and Diversity Grant
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.
What people are saying about this year's conference:
"I thought it was phenomenal how each presenter discussed various topics in social work through a humanistic and personal approach. I laughed, cried and felt inspired. Each presentation reminded me that every individual has a story and that they are the real experts in their lives. This all reminded me of why I chose social work. Looking forward to next year!"
"I enjoyed having the space to process and consider difficult questions within a safe, and academic environment as an important element in the presentations. Taking time to be uncomfortable in those moments as we witnessed others speak their truths is critical for our growth as social workers."
"This is such a necessary space to propel students to tackle and share important ideas and concepts with others. There aren’t many other opportunities for students to share their research and experiences like this."
2018 Social Justice and Diversity Grant Conference Selection Committee
We would like to thank the members of the 2018 Social Justice and Diversity Grant Conference Selection Committee for the time and expertise they have devoted to choosing among the many excellent program submissions:
- Jessenia Acuna, MSW '18
- Kevin T. Chan, MSW '18
- Dr. Mara Gottlieb
- Dr. Kimberly Hudson
- Dr. Kirk James
- Dr. Jennifer Manuel
- Assistant Dean Courtney O'Mealley
- Dr. Tazuko Shibusawa
2017 Conference Presenters
- Anika Carter: The #Hashtag Age of Trauma
- Terrance Coffie: Roses That Grow From Concrete: New Perspectives on Juvenile Justice
- Fengtao Huang: Deconstructing the Invisible Minority & Reshaping Clinical Interventions
- Kya Richards: Cultural Competence: Is it Safe to Speak?
- Aaron Rodwin: All We Need is One Mic: Intersections of Social Justice, Diversity & Direct Practice Through Hip-Hop
- Rachel Shin: The Impact of Culture on Notions of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Service Provision