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.
Thursday, October 3 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Dialogues on The New: A Conversation with Geena Rocero, Rain Valdez, Whembley Sewell

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Join us for an in depth conversation Geena Rocero, Rain Valdez and Whembley Sewell about trans-inclusivity and disrupting gender norms in film and media.

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Geena Rocero

Model, Producer, Gender Proud
Geena Rocero, born and raised in Manila, Philippines, is a model, public speaker, producer, trans rights advocate, and co-host of the Webby Awards honoree TV Show ASPIREist, broadcasted on HLN/CNN. As the August 2019 Playboy Playmate, she made history as the first trans-Asian Pacific... Read More →
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Rain Valdez

Actress and Filmmaker, Now>Ever Productions
Rain Valdez is an out and proud transgender actress and award-winning filmmaker. She played Coco in season 2 of TV Land’s Lopez and doubled in Amazon's Transparent as Miss Van Nuys on screen and a producer behind the scenes. Valdez’s rom-com short, Ryans, which she starred in... Read More →
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Whembley Sewell

them., executive editor
As executive editor of them, Sewell oversees the brand’s editorial content across all platforms and experiences. Previously, Sewell was channel manager at Teen Vogue, where she led the brand’s emerging platform programming strategy and helped maintain overall content strategy... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Wollman Hall - B500