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.
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Saturday, October 5 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Women’s Legacy at The New School: A Celebration

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“The Women’s Legacy Project” recognizes women – scholars, artists, educators, philanthropists – who have been erased from the official history of The New School:

The Founding Mothers, ten eminent women who helped to establish this progressive institution in 1919; Women creators of other schools and programs that now form part of the university, ranging from the Mannes School of Music (Clara Damrosch Mannes) to Eugene Lang College (Elizabeth Coleman);Visionary feminists who have worked consistently at the cutting edge, both in the humanities (as anthropologists, social scientists, philosophers) and in the arts (as actors and playwrights, musicians and composers, photographers and fashion designers).

We honor the achievements of these extraordinary, all-but-forgotten women with a joyous, raucous, roof-raising celebration.

The event will feature staged readings, live music, dance, video installations and taped interviews.

Listen to WNSR New School Radio's feature on Women's Legacy at The New School here!

Saturday October 5, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Tishman Auditorium - U100