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Ani DiFranco at The New School with Cecile Richards

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003

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. 

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.

A limited number of free tickets for this event is available to New School students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Click here to reserve a ticket. Please present your NewCard at the event to verify your registration.

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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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Writing and Literature, Humanity, Society, Social Justice, Centennial


Schools of Public Engagement, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts


Writing, Politics, Social Justice, Music, Gender and Sexuality



$35 with signed copy of book; $20 without book; free to New School students, faculty, staff and alumni with ID (limited availability).

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