Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
Friday, October 4 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Race at The New School

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Staff on Race Presents: Race at The New School with Tim Wise and Thelma Armstrong is a discussion and panel that excavates and puts into context the history of racially charged events affecting staff, students, and faculty here at The New School. Presented by the committee for Staff on Race, and in conjunction with 400 Years of Inequality and The New School Archives and Libraries, this program includes a reveal of the Race at The New School Timeline, an evocation of the university as a space for healing, and a critical conversation with heralded authorities on race in America moderated by New School faculty and African-American Studies scholar, Tracyann Williams. The program will conclude with a poignant dance performance of the Cotton Series, choreographed by New School alumna, Havanna Fisher.

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Tracyann Williams

Director of Academic Affairs in the Bachelor's Program For Adults and Transfer Students, Schools of Public Engagement
Tracyann Williams earned her Ph. D. and M. Phil. in English from The Graduate Center/City University of New York.  She also holds a Certificate in Women’s Studies. Before becoming the Director of Academic Affairs, she was full-time faculty for 13 years at The New School.  She... Read More →

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Tim Wise

Writer and Educator
Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. He has spent the past 25 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on over 1000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community... Read More →
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Thelma Armstrong

Thelma Armstrong is an historian, a Phillis Wheatley scholar, and over the course of over 30 years, the Executive Assistant to 6 deans of the Schools for Public Engagement at The New School. During this tenure, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and a master’s degree... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Amphitheater - A407