Featured Interviews and Speeches

Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz discusses the "Archeology of the Self", where she challenges educators to examine their views on communities and students they serve, while also mentoring educators of all backgrounds on how to do the "deep work" of excavating their personal histories and activating their racial consciousness as precursor to theorizing about pedagogy. 

Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz and two of her students appeared in Spike Lee's "2 Fists Up: We Gon' Be Alright" (2016), a documentary about the Black Lives Matter movement and the campus protests at Mizzou.

Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz discusses the Teacher as Interrupter.

Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz composed and delivered an original poem at the inauguration of TC President Thomas Bailey.

Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz recites Maya Angelou's, Still I Rise.

Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz was the M.C. for the 4th Annual, First Generation & Diversity Graduation Celebration. This event takes place each spring in May, to celebrate and honor first-generation TC students. 

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Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz her article, "Learning to Resist: Educational Counter-Narratives of Black College Reentry Mothers" (2013). 

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Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz spoke in conversation with Dr. Bettina Love and Genevieve DeBose Akinnagbe, about Dr. Love's book, "We Want To Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom".

Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz talks about how her former NYU Professor, Dr. Suzanne Carothers, made a difference in her life.  

Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz gave the Equity Excellence Event Lecture on the Archeology of the Self at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. 

The Arts and Humanities Department at Teachers College were highlighting remarkable faculty and students. Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz was one the faculty featured for #WomensHistoryMonth, and discussed her book, Love from the Vortex (Kaleidoscope Vibrations, LLC) - which charts her journey of finding and losing love over the span of three decades with six different men who came into her life at various times, but also offers a universal take on what can happen when one seeks love and connection with others, and the lessons that follow when that connection and love is lost.

Featured Podcasts

Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz was featured on the podcast, 3 Educated Brothas. In conversation with Dr. Edmund Adjapong, P. Gladston Williamson and Marc Pierre, Yolanda discussed her first, full-length poetry book, Love from the Vortex & Other Poems. 

The podcast is all about things education through the experiences of 3 Black men. 


Click here to listen to the entire episode. Click here for more information on the podcast. 

The first episode of the NYC Healing Collective podcast featured Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz. In conversation with Angel Acosta, co-founder of the NYC Healing Collective, both discuss what it means to heal through the Archeology of the Self. 

The NYC Healing Collective amplifies people and insights at the intersection of healing, wellness and societal transformation. 

Click here to listen to the entire episode. Click here for more information on the NYC Healing Collective. 

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