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SOLD OUT: Ani DiFranco at The New School with Cecile Richards

SOLD OUT: Ani DiFranco at The New School with Cecile Richards

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center
General Public 

In her new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream, Ani DiFranco, an alumna of The New School, recounts her early life from a place of hard-won wisdom, combining personal expression, the power of music, feminism, political activism, storytelling, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and much more into an inspiring whole. In these frank, honest, passionate, and often funny pages is the tale of one woman's eventful and radical journey to the age of thirty. Ani's coming of age story is defined by her ethos of fierce independence--from being an emancipated minor sleeping in a Buffalo bus station, to unwaveringly building a career through appearances at small clubs and festivals, to releasing her first album at the age of 18, to consciously rejecting the mainstream recording industry and creating her own label, Righteous Babe Records.  

Join us as Ani DiFranco launches her new memoir in conversation with Cecile Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. 

NOTE: This event is sold out. You can tune into the event via Livestream beginning 7:00pm EST and share your thoughts on social media using hashtag #100YearsNew.

Presented in collaboration with Strand Bookstore, the Executive Dean's Office at the Schools of Public Engagement, and Eugene Lang College at The New School.


Please note: tickets for The New School community are SOLD OUT.

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This event is part of The New School's Centennial celebration which highlights the extraordinary alumni who have passed through our doors, including Ani DiFranco. Learn more at, and listen to Ani DiFranco's narration of our Centennial Video • #100YearsNew


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