(NEWARK, NJ) -- In an ongoing effort to bring the community together and to encourage the public to participate in the movement to ensure civil rights for all, NJPAC continues to present its continuous Standing in Solidarity mission with programs and workshops focused on promoting racial equality.
On Monday, September 26, participate in a virtual workshop: Archeology of The Self with Yolanda Sealey Ruiz - Sustaining Racial Literacy in the Arts. This virtual professional development live cast workshop will inspire, educate, and reinvigorate one’s teaching strategies. Sharon Stroye, Rutgers University-Newark, facilitates this Racial Healing Circle.
Attendees can reserve their spot by donating to Eventbrite to secure the Zoom link. There are a 1.5 hours Professional Development certificate available upon request.
NJPAC is committed to creating programming and resources that will allow the public to get educated and act within their communities and workspaces. Join NJPAC for conversations and discussions that can help to understand the issues that everyone is grappling with in today’s world. We all want to learn more and do more to help our communities and nation achieve the perfect union it always promised.
“Listening. Learning. Sharing. Taking action. Advancing ideas and solutions to accelerate social justice demands that all of us take these simple, powerful steps. Everyone at NJPAC stands in solidarity with those fighting against structural racism, societal inequity, and police brutality and for civil rights, multiculturalism, and authentic inclusion. Changing the world requires the efforts of everyone. Now, more than ever, we have an indispensable part to play.” -- John Schreiber, President & CEO, NJPAC
The Standing in Solidarity programming at NJPAC includes the PSE&G True Diversity Film Series, Social justice learning series, and more. Graciously Sponsored by: ADP, Bank of America, PSEG Foundation, Verizon and Women@NJPAC
Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research has appeared in several top-tier academic journals. She is co-editor of four books and is co-author of Advancing Racial Literacies in Teacher Education: Activism for Equity in Digital Spaces where she examines her concept of Archeology of Self in education. At Teachers College, she is founder of the Racial Literacy Roundtables Series where for twelve years, national scholars, teachers, and students facilitate conversations around race and other issues involving diversity. Yolanda 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. Her first full-length collection of poetry, Love from the Vortex & Other Poems, was published in March 2020. Her sophomore book of poetry, The Peace Chronicles, was published in July, 2021.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located at One Center Street in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, which have reached almost 2 million children, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 10 million visitors since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.