Featured Interviews, Speeches & Past Events
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.
Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz her article, "Learning to Resist: Educational Counter-Narratives of Black College Reentry Mothers" (2013).
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.
Dr Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz joined Dr. Gholdy Muhammad for a roundtable discussion with Scholastic Education to explore the importance of textual lineage in antiracism teaching, actionable steps to begin culturally responsive teaching, and how to make it sustainable in the physical and remote classroom beyond the teaching of current events. View the recording of the event here.
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.
Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz read some selected poems from Love from the Vortex & Other Poems, and discussed the process of writing the poems and stories behind them.
Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz hosted an online virtual reading of LFTV with WordUp Bookshop called Reset, Rewind, Relax. Nine poets were also invited and shared their own personal work with all of our attendees. To see the recording of the event, click here.
On August 5th, BlackGaze Podcast hosted a Facebook Live & YouTube event to support their virtual book club “What you reading though?” The podcast creators invited LGBTQ+ activist Mr. David Johns, and Dr. Edmund Adjapong, Assistant Professor of Education, to discuss the book as it relates to the themes of Black Love and Liberation.
Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz joined the 2020 Reimagining Education: Teaching, Learning, and Leading for a Racially Just Society Summer Institute for this after-hours event centered on Love from the Vortex & Other Poems. Dr. Sealey-Ruiz was joined by Shamari K. Reid, a Doctoral Candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University, for a dialogue on the central themes of my poetry and the broader themes of self-love, and the role of self-love in self-care and racial healing.
Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz joined Fairfield Yabantu, a collaborative effort by concerned citizens dedicated to addressing the issue of racism, classism, sexism, and othering. Yabantu seeks to achieve social equity and harmony through deliberate action aimed to expose the structures and cultural habits that promote division amongst people.
Dr. Sealey-Ruiz joined participants for a private reading of Love from the Vortex & Other Poems, and guided the conversation and reading around my archeology of the self theory.
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.
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.
On Thursday, July 2nd, I joined Dr. Shamaine Bertrand and Dr. Kisha Porcher of Black Gaze Podcast to discuss how Love from the Vortex and Other Poems is the manifestation of my radical Black Self Love and Healing.
Throughout this live event, we had a critical conversation about how we must love ourselves deeply and become critically conscious about the trauma we have experienced in learning to love ourselves and others. To listen to the episode, click here.