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.
Meek Mill, Malcolm Jenkins, Yamiche Alcindor, Jose Antonio Vargas, Sayu Bhojwani, and Reshma Saujani will accept awards.
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.
On Monday, May 22nd the McSilver Institute sponsored the fifth annual McSilver Awards, which recognized 5 extraordinary leaders transforming systems to tackle issues of structural poverty and oppression.
On the evening of May 16th, 2016 friends, family and colleagues of the McSilver Institute celebrated the 2016 McSilver Awards. This year’s awards recognized individuals who are “transforming systems” to address the root causes and consequences of poverty and featured inspirational speeches from six esteemed awardees.
Nearly 200 people filled the Fishman Space at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Fisher Building on Tuesday evening, April 28th, to see five exceptional leaders in the fight against poverty receive 2015 McSilver Awards.