The 2019 McSilver Awards


Save the Date for the 2019 McSilver Awards: June 10 at the NYU Kimmel Center, Starting at 6:00PM





The 2018 McSilver Awards

On Monday, June 4, 2018, an audience from across the NYU community and the city gathered at the Rosenthal Pavilion atop NYU’s Kimmel Center to celebrate seven distinguished honorees. The 2018 honorees stand at the forefront of powerful cultural and institutional shifts. These distinguished individuals are vanguards for social justice:

Tarana Burke

Civil Rights Activist, Founder and Director of Just Be Inc., Creator of the “Me Too” Movement

Marley Emerson Dias

Activist, Author and Founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks

Erica Ford

Anti-Violence Activist, CEO and Founder of LIFE Camp Inc.

Maria Hinojosa

Emmy Award-Winning Anchor and Managing Editor of NPR's Latino USA, Co-host of In The Thick Podcast, and Founder of Futuro Media Group

Michael Hurwitz

Food Justice Advocate and Director of Greenmarket—GrowNYC

Anna Deavere Smith

Tony and Pulitzer Prize Nominated Playwright and Actress, Creator of Notes from the Field and Professor, NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Reverend Michael A. Walrond, Jr.

Social Justice Leader and Senior Pastor at First Corinthian Baptist Church (FCBC)


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