MFEE Presents America To Me Real Talk With Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz

What is Archaeology of the Self? How can it sustain your racial literacy? How does it inform social action?Learn more on Monday, December 14th, 8pm-9pm via Zoom.

Racial justice work starts with an archaeology of the self – the internal work of peeling back the layers of our own experiences, beliefs, biases, and ideas that shape our perspectives, thoughts, actions and inaction every day. Racism is deeply embedded in our society, and if we do not think deeply about how it lives within each of us, we compromise our actions to promote social justice. We risk doing more harm than good.

The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) is delighted to present Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, an award winning professor from Teachers College, Columbia University to give us a peek into this self-dig.

Wherever you are in your racial literacy development, do not miss this chance to spend an hour with this warm, wise educator who was the co-creator of MFEE’s America to Me Real Talk process. Dr. Sealey-Ruiz will lead an interactive session that energizes us to continue the life-long work of racial literacy development.

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.

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