McSilver Institute Honors Six Vanguards for Social Justice

(photo credit: NYU McSilver/DavidPaulOnline). Left-right   Malcolm Jenkins, Sayu Bhojwani, Reshma Saujani, Yamiche Alcindor, Jose Antonio Vargas, and Meek Mill accepted awards.

(photo credit: NYU McSilver/DavidPaulOnline). Left-right Malcolm Jenkins, Sayu Bhojwani, Reshma Saujani, Yamiche Alcindor, Jose Antonio Vargas, and Meek Mill accepted awards.

The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University is committed to creating new knowledge about the root causes of poverty, developing evidence-based interventions to address its consequences, and rapidly translating research findings into action through policy and best practices. This year 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, recognizing extraordinary leaders transforming systems to tackle structural poverty and oppression.

Whenever we want to talk about poverty, let’s not start in 2019 and try to move forward. Let’s talk about what was lost [in our communities] and what was stolen, and recoup it now.
— Malcolm Jenkins