Culture & Literature

Pre-Valentine’s Day Love from the Vortex

Feb 04, 2021



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Anderson Smith

Cozy up with someone special and experience the archeological exploration of love and intimacy with Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz. Join us on Friday, February 12, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm EST for an evening with poet and scholar-activist Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, as she reads from her book Love from the Vortex & Other Poems. Hosted by Chief Impact Officer, Dr. Anderson Smith.




Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz is an award-winning associate professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research focuses on racial literacy in teacher education, Black girl literacies, and Black and Latinx male high school students. A sought-after speaker on issues of race, culturally responsive pedagogy, and diversity, Sealey-Ruiz works with K-12 and higher education school communities to increase their racial literacy knowledge and move toward more equitable school experiences for their Black and Latinx students. Sealey-Ruiz appeared in Spike Lee’s “2 Fists Up: We Gon’ Be Alright”, a documentary about the Black Lives Matter movement and the campus protests at Mizzou. Yolanda is also the editor of three books on education, and numerous scholarly articles and essays.