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A COVID-19 Update from NYU McSilver Institute
All of us at the NYU McSilver Institute hope that this message find you and yours well and safe. We would like to update you on our continuing work to disrupt generational poverty and how we have adjusted that work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our research and services continue in a telework environment, […]
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Annual Report: 2018 and 2019 Were Pivotal Growth Years for NYU McSilver
The combined fiscal years of 2018 and 2019 marked a pivotal period in the growth of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research. Our scholarship achieved new prominence, and we educated a wider audience and shaped policy goals at the local, state and federal levels. Learn more about our progress, achievements and highlights in the 2018-2019 Annual Report.
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Black Boys and Men: Changing the Narrative — Season Two
The Black Boys and Men: Changing the Narrative podcast series brings together thought leaders to analyze stereotypes and dispel myths concerning Black boys and men, to explore their strengths and achievements, and to discuss the many ways in which all of us can support their progress and well-being. For the second season of Black Boys […]
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1619 Project Creator Nikole Hannah-Jones Addresses At-Capacity Audience at NYU

On Monday, November 18, the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University (NYU) and the Office of NYU President Andrew D. Hamilton hosted a fireside chat with Nikole Hannah-Jones, who is an award-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times Magazine and the creator of the publication’s 1619 Project.
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McSilver Awards Recap: Vanguards for Social Justice Honored on June 10th

The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University (NYU) held its seventh annual McSilver Awards on June 10, 2019 at the Rosenthal Pavilion atop NYU’s Kimmel Center in Manhattan, New York City. “We are thrilled to be recognizing six individuals who are defining a critical moment in this country — be it about immigration, or using the power of their voices to talk about mental health and social and criminal justice; be it from raising the next leaders in tech to diversifying our ranks in the world of politics or preserving the fourth estate,” said Dr. Michael A. Lindsey, Executive Director of the McSilver Institute.
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McSilver Institute Co-Hosts Screening and Discussion

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 […]
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Symposium on Race and Poverty: Translating Knowledge into Action

This fall, the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University Silver School of Social Work is hosting a research-focused thematic event, the Symposium on Race and Poverty: Translating Knowledge into Action. The discussions and presentations featured will address issues and disparities that directly affect families and children of color living in poverty.
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The 2015 McSilver Symposium and Awards

The 2015 McSilver Symposium and Awards will feature six thought-provoking panels, two poignant films, and five inspiring honorees emphasizing poverty, trauma and resilience. Symposium Schedule (Monday, April 27) 10:00 – 11:30 AM (Hillman Studio, 4th Floor) – Trauma of LGBTQ Displacement in the US and Abroad Moderator: James Martin, PhD – Associate Professor, New York […]
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McSilver Celebrates 2nd Annual Awards

On May 28th at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the McSilver Institute was joined by friends, colleagues, and partner organizations to celebrate the Second Annual McSilver Awards. The Awards recognize individuals and organizations that are making significant contributions in addressing the root causes of poverty and addressing its consequences.   The evening began with welcoming remarks […]
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