Honoring Leaders Who Are Transforming Systems
The 2016 McSilver Awards will recognize outstanding individuals who are “Transforming Systems” to address the needs of individuals, families, and communities living in poverty, locally and globally. On Monday, May 16, 2016, at 6:00 pm at BAM's Richard B. Fisher Building, please join the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University Silver School of Social Work as we celebrate their work creating the structural change necessary to alleviate poverty.
David Gómez, EdD, President of Hostos Community College, City University of New York
Phillip A. Saperia, former CEO of The Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies, Inc.
Linda Sarsour, Activist and Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York
Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of National Action Network
Sheena Wright, President and CEO of United Way of New York City
Mary McKernan McKay, PhD, Professor and Inaugural Director of the McSilver Institute
Dr. McKay will be will be receiving the first ever Values of McSilver Award.
Guest Performance: The Peace Poets
The Peace Poets are a collective of artists that celebrate, examine and advocate for life through music and poetry. They hail from the Bronx and have been rocking the mic since 2005. With a unique style emphasizing lyricism, rhythm and authenticity, their art will take you on a journey.
This event was made possible with the support of many friends and sponsors.