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The Other Side of Paradise The New School Celebrates Women’s History Month with Staceyann Chin

Her engaging spirit jumps off the page and captivates our hearts… We’re rooting for her all the way., Elle magazine raves of Staceyann Chin’s new book, The Other Side of Paradise. In celebration of Women’s History Month, Chin will be reading from her book on Thursday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m. at Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor.

Chin, a writer and activist, is a recipient of the 2007 Power of the Voice Award from The Human Rights Campaign, the 2008 Safe Haven Award from Immigration Equality, the 2008 Honors from the Lesbian AIDS Project, and the 2009 New York State Senate Award. She was a stock feature on the Peabody Award winning HBO series Def Poetry Jam. She went on to co-write and perform as one of the original cast members of the Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, which won a Tony.

This reading, co-sponsored by Eugene Lang College, the Office of Intercultural Support, and the Office of International Student Services, is free, but reservations are required by emailing

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