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2018 Social Justice and Diversity Grant Conference

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How does embracing social justice impact our work and make us better practitioners?

Support your peers, expand your understanding, and gain new tools at NYU Silver’s
Social Justice and Diversity Conference, exclusively for students, by students:

Walking the Talk: Direct Practice Through a Social Justice Lens

Friday, April 13, 2018

NYU Wasserman Center, Palladium Hall

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

Registration begins March 13

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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."

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 NYU Silver's First Social Justice and Diversity Grant-funded Conference:

"It was a fantastic event! I am looking forward to attending next year's conference."

"While each presentation had a ‘clinical’ frame at times, these were largely focused on non-pathologizing/non-medicalized ways to forward justice in practice."

"Personal stories. Inspiring stories. Unique approaches to traumatized people."

"The cultural and experiential diversity of the presenters was great. I feel like I learned a lot and had my assumptions/opinions challenged by the presentations and by those at my table during discussions."

"I loved that the conference was made up of presentations by students. It felt like more of a conversation rather than being taught."

"As a first-year student, I was encouraged deeply by seeing these six students standing on the stage provided by my own school. This is a good demonstration and practice opportunity for MSW students."

"I love the fact that the sessions were led by my fellow students. It really gave an approachability to the material and made me more excited about the ways that my generation is contributing to this cause."

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: