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CBC Taskforce Report: Black Youth Suicide Rates Rising, Defying Historic Trends
Following months of listening events and meetings in Washington, DC and across multiple Congressional districts, The Congressional Black Caucus’s Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health today released a report, “Ring the Alarm: the Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America,” outlining the state of Black youth mental health and detailed policy recommendations for consideration by Congress. Chaired by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, the task force was formed in April to explore the causes of and solutions to increasing rates of suicide among Black children. The report was assembled with the help of the task force’s working group, led by Dr. Michael Lindsey, PhD, MSW, MPH, Executive Director of the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research.
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Resources for Providers Working with LGBTQIA Populations
For Pride Month, CTAC NY provides resources to help social service providers better affirm identity and support mental health in LGBTQIA populations.
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Announcing 2020-2021 Fellow-in-Residence Henry L. Greenidge, Esq.
The NYU McSilver Institute has announced transportation policy expert Henry L. Greenidge, Esq. as a 2020-2021 Fellow-in-Residence.
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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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