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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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 in historical studies from The New School for Social Research, and was the recipient of the Will Gary Award during the 2015 Staff Service Excellence Awards.