Resourcing Your Work: Building Blocks for the Creative Oral Historian's Career
You have learned how to collect, archive and amplify stories... what comes next? This discussion is an overview of the related resources to building and sustaining your work path, with specific emphasis on strategies and approaches to researching artist residencies; cultivating a meaningful ecosystem of peer and seasoned mentors; understanding the key components to organizing your calendar of submissions and managing active grants; and differentiating, evaluating and preparing for the various teaching tracks - teaching artist, adjunct faculty, and workshop/intensive facilitator.
Led by INCITE visiting scholar Mi’Jan Celie Tho-Biaz, Ed.D., this workshop will take place on Monday, February 29, 2016 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the GSAS Graduate Student Center conference room (302 Philosophy Hall).
This event is open to current students and alumni of OHMA. Seats are limited. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-sponsored by the Columbia Oral History M.A. program and Columbia Oral History Alumni Association
Mi’Jan Celie Tho-Biaz, Ed.D., started her professional path as a social worker and educator, witnessing the stories of homeless pregnant and parenting teens from the African American, Oneida tribe and Latino communities in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. One of the lasting impacts from that pivotal time was being trained to approach individual wellness from the wraparound model of community-based care, which she maintains as a leadership practice in the creative sector today.
Currently, Mi'Jan Celie is a Visiting Scholar with the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics at Columbia University; inaugural leadership member with The Banff Centre's New Fundamentals in the Creative Ecology, as well as the Aspen Institute’s Franklin Project; and the lead designer and facilitator for the public policy digital storytelling and documentation training with women organizers who labor for social change, at the Steinem Initiative at Smith College.
Additionally, Mi’Jan Celie serves on the Board of Directors with the Northern New Mexico Radio Foundation; the South by Southwest (SxSWedu) and American Association of University Women advisory board review panels; and in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, is the founder of the inaugural 2016 Community Artist Year.