Virtual Reading: Love from the Vortex & Other Poems, with Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz (cancelled)

An Archeological Exploration

This event is open to all

Apr 01

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Russell Hall 306

Gottesman Libraries 3rd Floor

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Love from the Vortex & Other Poems (Kaleidoscope Vibrations, LLC, March, 2019) "is poet and scholar-activist Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz’s first full-length collection. An archeological exploration on love and intimacy, the book 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. 

Revealing moments of happiness, fantasy, frustration, and eventually dealing with the dissolution of relationships, the book moves beyond these anticipated stages to moments of grace and beauty that come with the discovery and practice of self love, and a more fuller understanding of what it means to truly love someone as your love yourself."

-- Book Description

Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz (Ph.D., New York University) is an Associate Professor of English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Yolanda is a former Research Associate with the NYU Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, and has worked for Business Week, The New York Times, and New York University in Marketing and Promotion positions. Her research interests include racial literacy development in urban teacher education (with a specific focus on the education of Black and Latino males), literacy practices of Black girls, and Black female college reentry students.

Dr. Sealey-Ruiz' work has appeared in several top-tier academic journals. Yolanda is co-editor of three books including (with Chance W. Lewis and Ivory A. Toldson Teacher Education and Black Communities: Implications for Access, Equity, and Achievement (IAP). At Teachers College, she is founder and faculty sponsor of the Racial Literacy Roundtables Series where for ten years, national scholars, doctoral, and pre-service and in-service Master's students, and young people facilitate informal conversations around race and other issues involving diversity and teacher education for the Teachers College / Columbia University community. She is also the co-founder of the Teachers College Civic Participation Project which concerns itself with the educational well-being of young people involved with the juvenile justice and foster care systems in New York. 

Watch the virtual reading that occurred on Friday, March 27th, as part of TC Come Together.


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