Attend a research-focused discussion of issues confronting families and children of color living in poverty, with leading experts, policy makers, and talk show host and author Tavis Smiley.

Deputy Surgeon General RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams, PhD, RN, FAAN; Lisa Gennetian, PhD
Symposium on Race and Poverty

The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, of the New York University Silver School of Social Work, will host a research-focused Symposium on Race and Poverty: Translating Knowledge into Action on Friday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kimmel Center for University Life (Rosenthal Pavilion), 60 Washington Square South, New York, N.Y.

Led by Dr. Michael Lindsey, who heads the McSilver Institute, the event includes discussions and presentations on issues confronting families and children of color living in poverty.

Featured speakers include: Deputy Surgeon General / Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams; Anne Williams-Isom, the Chief Executive Officer for the Harlem Children’s Zone; Lisa Gennetian, research professor, Institute for Human Development and Social Change, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, NYU; and Tavis Smiley, host of the late-night television talk show Tavis Smiley on PBS, as well as The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International (PRI).

This event is free and open to the public: RSVP is required.

Press coverage is invited: All those who plan to attend should contact the NYU press officer listed with this press release.                                            


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