Social Justice Related Events
Equitable Employment, Education, and Public Health
October 27, 2022
NYU Silver and our student group NYU CannaHealth partnered with NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business (CSB) and NYU Wagner and its student group CannaPolicy to present a three-part series of conversations with the overarching theme “Building an Inclusive and Sustainable Cannabis Industry in New York State.”
The New York State Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, enacted in March 2021, legalizes the production, sale, and use of marijuana in New York State. Importantly, the law requires that 50% of all licenses be provided to “social equity applicants.” But this commitment to benefit communities most damaged by former marijuana laws is incomplete without also providing access to capital, technological expertise, and business support for licensees, and training and pathways to employment within the industry for justice impacted populations.
On October 27, 2022 NYU Silver hosted a session focused on equitable employment, education, and public health in the cannabis industry.
The Latinx in Social Work Discussion Series
In the 2022 spring semester, NYU Silver’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion hosted a transformative series of virtual events.
Holding the Weight of Whiteness
January 27, 2022
Authors from the best-selling book Latinx in Social Work came together for a panel discussion hosted by Richeleen Dashield, EdD, MBA, SPHR, and Luisa Lopez, MSW. The authors reflected on their experiences as people of color within the academy and in the field of social work, the burdens they carried as students of color in predominantly White institutions, and how aspiring social workers of color can take back their narratives to assist and strengthen their communities.
Latinx en el Área de Trabajo Social Book Launch
22 de febrero del 2022/February 22, 2022
¡El libro con superventas Latinx in Social Work ha sido traducido al español! Únase a nosotros para celebrar el lanzamiento oficial con nuestros invitados especiales, los autores, que compartirán sus historias que inspiran a sanar y conectar comunidades.
The bestselling book Latinx in Social Work has been translated into Spanish! We celebrated the official release with our special guests, the authors, who shared their stories that inspire to heal and connect communities.
Accountability to Black & Afro-Latinx Communities
February 24, 2022
Authors from the best-selling book Latinx in Social Work came together for a panel discussion hosted by Creator and Founder Erica Sandoval, LCSW. Anti-Blackness is a global construct that is a result of colonial oppression and has had a deep and lasting impact on Latin America. In this panel discussion, the authors of the compilation book Latinx in Social Work explored intersectionality in their communities, the effects of anti-Black racism in their lives, and the role they play in changing the course for future generations.
Una Conversación con Las Madrinas
March 24, 2022
Authors from the best-selling book Latinx in Social Work came together for a panel discussion hosted by NYU Silver alumnx Erica Sandoval, LCSW and Laudy Burgos, LCSW-R. Las Madrinas, or Godmothers in English, participated in a panel discussion about their experiences as underrepresented professional women of color in their field, life as immigrants or children of immigrants, and what drew them to social work. The authors, who took part in penning chapters for Latinx in Social Work, also covered the importance of mentorship for underrepresented groups and how their mentors shaped and inspired their work.
The Fire Next Time: The Revolution of the Social Justice Movement
Six-Part Discussion Series Launched March 18, 2022
James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time is an American classic that highlights the challenges and struggles of America during the Civil Rights era. A national bestseller in 1963, this literary work galvanized the nation and gave a passionate voice to the civil rights movement. Activist, educator, NYU Silver alum and Adjunct Lecturer Terrence Coffie, BS ’16/MSW ’17, was awarded a Humanities New York Reading & Discussion grant to lead a six-part Reading & Discussion series on Baldwin’s timeless work and its prophetic impact on the social justice movement today. NYU Silver is proud to have hosted the first event in this series, which ran through June 2022.