Deborah Willis, Ph.D, University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts and Strategies to Reduce Inequality Faculty Affiliate recently curated an exhibition at the David Driskell Center of the University of Maryland, College Park. The exhibition, entitled “Posing Beauty in African American Culture,” examines the range of beauty within African American people and culture. Please continue here to learn more.
Anna Deavere Smith, actress, playwright, Tisch School of the Arts faculty member, and SRI Faculty Affiliate, has been nominated for two NAACP Image Awards in recognition of her recent play, Notes from the Field. Notes from the Field is a single person performance that showcases the voices of 18 individuals affected by the school-to-prison pipeline. View the HBO trailer here.
Professor Deavere Smith has been nominated for several previous NAACP Awards for her work on the television series Nurse Jackie and The West Wing. Her recent work has earned her nominations for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, and Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie. The 50th NAACP Image Awards will take place on Saturday, March 30th. To learn more, click here.
Wes Moore, Chief Executive Officer of Robin Hood discusses how the government shutdown affected not only individuals and families, but the landscape of the nonprofit safety net within the United States. Click here to learn more!
Prominent New York City politicians and professors visited the Gallatin School of Individualized Study to discuss the impact of local progressivism in New York City and beyond. Click here to learn more!
Featuring SRI Faculty Affiliate: Gianpaolo Baiocchi, PhD, Director of the Urban Democracy Lab
Washington Square News
February 1, 2019
The McSilver Institute’s Executive Director, Dr. Michael A. Lindsey, has just been published online in The Crisis, the official magazine of the NAACP. His guest op-ed, “Suicides Among Black Children Are On the Rise. Where Are We?” is a sober look at a rising suicide trend, as well as a bold call for leaders, educators, caretakers, and communities to take mental health more seriously. Click here to learn more!
Researchers at the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) of the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that the autopsies of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease show racial and cultural differences. They report that many cognitive issues are less noticeable in Hispanic patients. Learn more here!
There is a widening gap between low income and affluent students in American four-year colleges. Click here to learn more!
April 11, 2018
New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo plans to restore voting rights to over 35,000 formerly incarcerated individuals who are on parole, by issuing pardons. The procedure will not require any changes to the current New York State legislature.
New York Times
April 18, 2018
Wealth inequality persists, while housing policies continue to plague communities of color, impacting every facet of their lives. Click here to learn more!
Faculty Affiliate: Patrick Sharkey
April 6, 2018
Dr. Deborah Willis will receive the Africa House Hero Award for recognition of her work in photography and visual culture at the Africa House Gala Celebration on April 18th at 6:00pm. Click here to learn more about the award and the African House Gala!