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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 • 10:00am - 11:30am
The Youth Will Win: A Conversation on Activism with Naomi Wadler and Elaine Welteroth

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Join twelve-year-old social justice and youth activist Naomi Wadler in conversation with award-winning journalist Elaine Welteroth, as they discuss the power of youth advocacy, the future of social justice leadership, and attempt to answer the question – what can each of us do to make a difference?

Speakers
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Naomi Wadler

Youth Advisor to the Georgetown University Center on Poverty and Inequity
Naomi Wadler is a 12-year-old social justice activist, motivational speaker, and budding reporter who gained national attention for her speech at the March for Our Lives (MFOL) rally in Washington, DC on March 24, 2018 in support of stronger gun violence prevention measures.Prior... Read More →
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Elaine Welteroth

New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and the former Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue
Elaine Welteroth is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and the former Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue. Throughout her magazine career Welteroth broke new ground as the youngest person and the second African-American to hold this title in Condé Nast’s 107-year... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Tishman Auditorium - U100 University Center - 63 Fifth Avenue