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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sheryl Huggins Salomon, mcsilver.comms@nyu.edu WASHINGTON, DC — A troubling trend among American children ages 5-11 a leading scholar in child and adolescent health calling for a national task force to address it. The suicide rate of Black children ages 5-11 has doubled over the past generation, with boys accounting for most of the deaths. The rate of suicide is... Read more
On Monday, November 5, the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research co-hosted a free screening of the critically-acclaimed film, Monsters and Men at the Cantor Film Center in Manhattan, followed by a panel discussion about policed lives, policing and justice. Moderated by McSilver’s executive director, Dr. Michael A. Lindsey, the panel discussion included the director, NYU Tisch School of the... Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sheryl Huggins Salomon, mcsilver.comms@nyu.edu NEW YORK — The most incisive and in-depth weekly conversation about how New York works is moving to a new home. FAQ NYC, the weekly podcast about how — and why — New York City works, will be housed at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University... Read more
Today the U.S. Census Bureau released data indicating that the poverty rate fell slightly in 2017 to 12.3 percent, down 0.4 percentage points from 2016. While any decrease in the number of people in poverty is good news, it is the position of New York University’s McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research that the momentum should be continued through efforts to make sure that low-income communities... Read more
Black Boys & Men: Changing the Narrative | Episode 03: Preventing Suicide Guest: Sean Joe, PhD Release Date: January 25, 2018 “...it's important to understand and focus on how black males are expressing their masculinity, the importance of them having safe spaces to emote, and to deal with their feelings, and their critical needs.” This episode focuses on suicide prevention efforts geared... Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sheryl Huggins Salomon, mcsilver.comms@nyu.edu New York City — The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University has announced the appointment of veteran journalist and media professional Sheryl Huggins Salomon as its communications director. “The national conversation around poverty and its root causes remains an urgent one, particularly as... Read more
  On Monday, June 4, 2018, the McSilver Institute honored seven incredible individuals who are leading powerful and transformative movements aimed at creating a more just and equitable world, especially for those who are impacted by poverty. For the sixth annual McSilver Awards, we celebrated honorees who are truly vanguards for social justice: Tarana Burke, Civil Rights Activist and Founder, #MeToo Movement... Read more
Download a PDF of this announcement.   16 Part Podcast and Accompanying Social Media Campaign Focus on Redefining the Narrative about Black Boys and Men   New York City (January 12, 2018) — In commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the McSilver Institute announced the launch of a 16-part podcast series that examines issues of systemic racism and oppression and its devastating consequences... Read more
Download a PDF of this announcement.   New York City (November 13, 2017)  – The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University Silver School of Social Work, has announced Dr. Christina M. Greer, Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University, and media commentator as the 2018 McSilver Fellow In Residence. The McSilver Institute Fellowship engages nationally... Read more
To mark the annual International Suicide Prevention Awareness Day, Comunilife, Inc., and the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at NYU Silver School of Social Work co-sponsored a community forum on the topic of suicide among Latina and Black male adolescents. The forum, held on September 6, 2017, at MIST Harlem, was supported by a coalition of elected officials and over 35 community based... Read more

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