LIBERATION STUDIES with Tanisha Christie
Saturday, September 15, 2018
1-4 pm

Where are you from? Can seem like an innocuous question but is increasingly becoming complex to answer for many. To share one’s family history or acknowledge the past does not mean we have to be bound by it and yet dialogue is strained in our national conversation. How does your personal/family history intersect with the collective context of the history of the United States? What does it now mean to be an ‘American’?

Liberation Stories is a creative-engagement workshop using storytelling and creative exercises that explores personal history, issues of social justice, race, class and civic discourse. Guided by compassion this creative conversation will connect participants with their personal story and create pathways for dialogue so that in the sharing have a new understanding of another. 

As an interdisciplinary performing artist, filmmaker and clinical social worker/therapist Tanisha Christie works in the nexus of the arts, healing and social justice. She has performed, wrote, produced, directed and taught in traditional and non-traditional spaces in the U.S. and Panama including New York University, The Kennedy Center, the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Joe’s Pub and Turning Point, a community agency in Brooklyn. Her current performance installation, bathtub is in development at the Second Ward Foundation in Hudson, NY. She holds a BFA Theatre (Arizona State University), an MA-Media Studies (The New School) and an LMSW Clinical Practice (Hunter College). She is currently an Artist in Residence at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, a 2017 MAP fund grantee and is working on too many other things, as artists tend to do which can be found at

This workshop is part of The Sanctuary Series. This series of workshops brings together artists, healers and educators in collaborative sessions that ask participants to creatively imagine desired cultural and community outcomes as well as their role within those outcomes. Held in New York City, Hudson and other locations, these are 2-3 hour workshops centered on writing or visual art-making

Logistics: Schedule, Fees, How to Apply

Workshop Schedule and Location: This afternoon workshop takes place from 1 to 4 PM in the heart of the East Village in Manhattan at The Neighborhood Preservation Center. 232 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003.

Fee: Each workshop in The Sanctuary Series costs $100 or $300 for all four. Millay Colony Alumni receive a 15% discount.

To Apply: Send an email with a brief introduction/bio to Caroline Crumpacker at Send a $25 deposit via PayPal using our DONATE Button. You can also send a check to The Millay Colony for the Arts, 454 East Hill Road, Austerlitz, NY. Attention: Workshops. Make checks payable to The Millay Colony for the Arts. 

For more information please get in touch with Caroline Crumpacker at 518-392-4144 or