Distinguished Visiting Urbanist Richard Buery in Conversation with NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray
This event is only open to the NYU community and invited guests.
NYU Wagner Distinguished Visiting Urbanist Richard Buery will speak with First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray about the creation and implementation of ThriveNYC—the city's comprehensive mental health plan.
About the Speaker
As First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray has redefined the role of First Lady, managing a robust portfolio to advance an ambitious agenda in support of all New Yorkers.
Nationally recognized as a powerful champion for mental health reform and dubbed one of TIME Magazine's 50 Most Influential People in Health Care for 2018, Ms. McCray created ThriveNYC, the most comprehensive mental health plan of any city or state in the nation. She also spearheads the Cities Thrive Coalition, with more than 200 mayors, county officials and thought leaders from all 50 states, advocating for a more integrated and better-funded behavioral health system.
A lifelong activist and writer, First Lady McCray continues to fight for gender equity and LGBTQ rights, support survivors of gender-based violence and create a more inclusive NYC. She brings her deeply-held commitment to the mental health and well-being of people and communities to everything she does.