Tanisha is a compelling speaker specializing in the areas healing and social justice, arts in social work practice and critical consciousness. She welcomes opportunities to deliver keynote lectures, be a panelist, artist talks, and participate in panel discussions.


Previous Speaking Engagements:

Ella Baker Day: Manhattanville College, New York, NY 2018
Keynote Speech: The art of resistance.

CUNY at the Crossroads: Diversity and Intersectionality in Action, New York, NY 2017
Poster Presentation: Beyond Constructs: Creative Engagement for Race-Based Conversations

BRIC Stoop Series, Brooklyn, NY 2017
Featured panelist: How To Make Participatory Theater; Moderator: Director/Deviser/Activist Tamilla Woodard

Liberation-based Healing Conference, New York, NY 2016
Presentation: Decolonized Arts Practice; Moderator: Creative Pathways for Liberation

San Diego School of the Performing Arts, San Diego, CA 2012
Master class in Theatre for Social Change

Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas, Seattle, WA 2011
Featured panelist on Artists and Social Change: When Creativity is the Revolution

Forum on Citizenship and Applied Theatre, New York University, New York, NY 2010
Co-presented workshop: The Living Stage Praxis of Community Engagement and Mobilization

Radical Intersections, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 2010
Presented artwork and paper - flag/body, a post 9/11 exploration of black feminine citizenry

American Studies Association, Washington, D.C. 2009
Presented short film “Flag Body”

Performance Studies International #14, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 2009
Presented artwork and paper - flag/body, a post 9/11 exploration of black feminine citizenry

e-Performance and Plug-ins, University of New South  Wales, Sydney, Australia 2008
Presentation The Gates: Not Being There: Virtual performativity of Christo & Jeanne-Claude’s The Flags