Liberation Stories with Tanisha Christie
Saturday, September 15, 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

Logistics: Schedule, Fees, How to Sign Up

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: Sanctuary Series Workshops cost $100 or $250 for three. Millay Colony Alumni who are part of the Alumni Artists Group receive a 15% discount.

To Sign Up: Send an email with a brief introduction/bio to Amina Henry at Send a $50 deposit via PayPal by clicking the DONATE NOW button HERE. 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 Amina Henry at 518-392-4144 or

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