Symposium on Race and Poverty: Translating Knowledge into Action

Deputy Surgeon General RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams speaking at a podium

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.

The McSilver Institute is delighted to invite the public to this special event, the first of its kind led by the Institute’s new director, Dr. Michael Lindsey. The symposium opens at 9am and runs until 4:30pm at NYU’s Kimmel Center Rosenthal Pavilion at 60 Washington Square South. Read more about this event and follow its progress below.


Portraits of all six guest presenters: Sylvia Trent-Adams, Cheryl Anne Boyce, Garth Graham, Lisa Gennetian, Anne Williams-Isom, and Tavis Smilet

Program and Presenters

9:00AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
Silver School Interim Dean Dr. Jim Jaccard
NYU Provost Dr. Katherine E. Fleming
McSilver Institute Director Dr. Michael Lindsey
9:30AM Deputy Surgeon General RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams
11:00AM Dr. Garth Graham
Introduction by Dr. Cheryl Boyce
12:15-1:00PM Break
1:00PM Dr. Lisa Gennetian
2:00PM Anne Williams-Isom
Introduction by McSilver Institute Deputy Director Gary Parker
3:00-4:30PM Conversation with Tavis Smiley

View a PDF of the event program for complete information about the presenters and the spirit of the symposium.


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