Monday, March 10, 2014, 7:30 – 9:00pm

University Book Store presents
Sonia Sotomayor: ‘My Beloved World’

Great Hall: enter on Eighth Avenue. $22.72.

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My Beloved WorldFrom a housing project in the Bronx to her appointment with the highest court in the land, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s memoir shares the details of her inspirational journey. Childhood diabetes, an alcoholic father and other roadblocks along the way only added to her determination. Deciding at an early age to become a lawyer, she excelled at academics and became her high school valedictorian before attending Princeton and Yale Law School. My Beloved World shares her heartwarming path to success and perfectly depicts the great American dream sought by so many. For Sotomayor, the dream became a reality in 2009 when, at age 55, Sotomayor became the first Hispanic and the third woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The intimate depiction of her life is transformative and according to The New York Times, “This is a woman who knows where she comes from and has the force to bring you there.” By revisiting her childhood, college days of affirmative action, and early career, she shows that the journey shapes us as much as the ending.

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14 Comments

  1. Sally Gergen
    Posted January 20, 2014 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    Is there a waiting list for cancellations so I could purchase 2 tickets? I am a member.

  2. Dan Kalstad
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    We are members and would like 2 tickets if (and when) they become available. Thanks you and TH for all you do!

  3. Posted February 9, 2014 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    I would also love to purchase a ticket. Would we be able to purchase them at the door?

  4. Amanda Kelly
    Posted February 10, 2014 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    Is there any kind of waiting list?

    • Town Hall
      Posted February 11, 2014 at 11:11 am | Permalink

      There isn’t a waiting list but standby tickets may be available at the door!

      • Sidney Chun
        Posted February 12, 2014 at 12:37 am | Permalink

        Thank you!

  5. Marisol Berríos
    Posted February 13, 2014 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    At what time should I be at the door for the best chance to go in and listen to Judge Sotomayor?

    • Town Hall
      Posted February 14, 2014 at 10:51 am | Permalink

      Hi Marisol. We can’t tell you definitively the answer to your question. But this is a very popular event and people will probably start lining up early!

  6. Terry Garcia
    Posted March 1, 2014 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    I am interested in attending Justice Sotomayor event. Will there be a way to see her even if we can’t attend the event – will you have a webcast of event.

    thank you. What time can we begin purchasing tickets for the event?

    • Town Hall
      Posted March 3, 2014 at 11:59 am | Permalink

      Hi Terry.

      This event is currently sold-out but stand-by tickets may be available. From our FAQ:

      Stand-By Seating

      -When an event at Town Hall sells out, there is an opportunity to get day-of tickets by waiting in a stand-by line. If there are open seats prior to the start of an event, we will offer them to the stand-by line on a first-come first-served basis.
      -Though we cannot guarantee these tickets, patrons who wait in line often have good luck getting in to our events. We begin selling these tickets 15 minutes prior to the start of the program; lines typically form an hour or two before that.
      -You must be actively waiting in line to take advantage of these tickets. There is no wait-list.
      If you have mobility concerns you may have another member of your party wait in line for you, but you must be present when we begin to sell tickets. Ask our staff for a chair if you need one!
      -Tickets sold on stand-by are cash only.

  7. Hazel N Thomas
    Posted March 6, 2014 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    I’m curious as to “early notifications of upcoming events” at Town Hall. Several of my friends, as well as myself, are members of Town Hall and don’t get early notices of some of the events, i.e., Sonja Sotomayor Lecture, only after the SOLD OUT notice is posted.

    • Anthony Detrano
      Posted March 6, 2014 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

      Hazel,

      Thank you for being a member and for taking the time to comment here with your thoughts and concerns. I’ll be replying directly via email to hopefully clarify things a little.

      Best,
      Anthony Detrano
      Marketing and Communications Director

      • Paul Seligmann
        Posted March 7, 2014 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

        Please send to me, your reply to Hazel

        I am a town hall member and never received notification of the Sotomayor event – and I am very disappointed that my first notice of the event was after it was already sold out.

        I’d love to see and hear her!!

        • Town Hall
          Posted March 10, 2014 at 9:46 am | Permalink

          Will do Paul! Thanks for your continued support of Town Hall.

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