2018 Social Justice and Diversity Grant Conference
Friday, April 13, 2018 | 8:30am-4:30pm
NYU Wasserman Center
133 East 13th St., 2nd Floor
The Privilege of Representation
and Hân Nguyễn
Asian/Americans: Experiences of Erasure and Reckoning with Anti-Blackness in Direct Practice
How Losing 150 Pounds Taught Me About Mental Health
Beyond the Binary: A Brief Guide to Gender
A Walk in My Father's Shoes
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
ALEX T. COOKE
Let’s Talk About Sex: The Power of Sex Positivity at 3 Levels of Social Work
Reimagining Re-entry to Reduce Recidivism: Discharge Planning at Rikers Island
Social Workers Needed to Advocate for Forgotten Survivors
Language Stigmatization: Implications for Holistic Social Work
LUISA LOPEZ AND JASMINE MASON
Racial Imposter Syndrome: Who Am I Today?
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
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."
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:
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