Deepening Understanding in Racial Literacy and Healing-Centered Education 

Discover the profound journey of self-exploration and racial literacy with esteemed educators Dr. Angel Acosta and Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz.

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About this Course:

This unique series, hosted by Dr. Angel Acosta and Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, invites participants into a space of shared learning and introspection. The conversations revolve around the Archaeology of Self, a framework developed by Dr. Sealey-Ruiz to facilitate deep self-examination of beliefs, biases, and actions that shape interpersonal interactions and educational practices.

Dr. Acosta, with his background in healing-centered education and Dr. Sealey-Ruiz, with her pioneering work in racial literacy, create an environment that encourages critical reflection, discussion, and community building. Together, they delve into culturally responsive teaching and explore the dynamics of race and equity in education, drawing on their rich experiences and research.

Participants will engage in a journey of understanding racial literacy not just as an academic concept but as a human endeavor, deeply influenced by various traditions and critical race theory.

Learning Outcome & Goals

Gain a deeper understanding of the Archaeology of Self™ and its application in personal and professional contexts.

Develop a nuanced perspective on racial literacy, equity, and inclusivity in education.

Foster skills in critical reflection and engage in transformative conversations about race, education, and healing.

Who This Is For?


- Educators and administrators seeking to deepen their understanding of racial literacy and healing-centered education.

- Individuals committed to social justice and community building.

- Anyone interested in personal growth and transformative educational practices.

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"Watching the Breaking Bread Series led by Dr. Angel Acosta and Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz was a transformative experience for me. Their approach to racial literacy and the Archaeology of Self opened my eyes to new perspectives and deepened my understanding of social justice in education.."

Jordan M., Educator



“Dr. Acosta and Dr. Sealey-Ruiz have created an incredible space for open, honest, and transformative dialogue. Their insights into healing-centered education and racial literacy have profoundly impacted how I view my role as a community leader. I highly recommend this series to anyone seeking to make a meaningful impact in their community."

Priya L., Community Organizer



"Dr. Sealey-Ruiz and Dr. Acosta's Breaking Bread Series was inspirational and has had a lasting impact on my approach to teaching. The discussions around culturally responsive teaching and the Archaeology of Self were incredibly powerful. Their ability to connect theory with practice in a compassionate and understanding way is truly remarkable. I left the series feeling equipped and motivated to bring about positive change in my classroom and beyond."

Samuel T., High School Teacher


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What You Will Learn

- Introduction to the Archaeology of Self™

- Culturally Responsive, Relevant, and Sustaining Teaching

- The Intersections of Racial Literacy and Healing-Centered Education

- Exploring the Lineage and Impact of Critical Race Theory

- Practical Applications in Education and Beyond

Our Mission

The Breaking Bread Series is more than just a set of discussions; it's a transformative experience that challenges and enriches participants. Dr. Acosta and Dr. Sealey-Ruiz create a space for genuine dialogue and learning, rooted in their extensive research and passion for racial literacy and healing-centered education. This series is designed to not only impart knowledge but also to inspire action and reflection, equipping participants with the tools to make a meaningful impact in their communities and personal lives.

What You’ll Receive

- Learning dashboard with all six conversations with Dr. Acosta and Dr. Sealey-Ruiz.

- Comprehensive resources and learning materials.

- Access to a community of like-minded individuals.

- Exclusive access to discussions and supplemental resources.

- Certificate of participation highlighting commitment to racial literacy and healing-centered education.

- Post-series access to recorded sessions for continued learning.

Tier 1


$249.99 in Value

✔ Reduced registration Rate for community support co-sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation 


✔ Access to Full Program Course Dashboard with Supplemental Materials & Module Recordings



Tier 2


$399.99 in Value

✔ Regular registration Rate 


✔ Access to Full Program Course Dashboard with Supplemental Materials & Module Recordings


 ✔ Access to Acosta Institute Mighty Networks Platform to meet and discuss insights across our program with over 500 practitioners 



Tier 3 (Most Popular Tier)


$699.99 in Value

  ✔ Access to Full Program Course Dashboard with Supplemental Materials & Module Recordings


✔ Unlock 20% Discount off of Healing-Centered Education Certificate Program 


 ✔ Access to Acosta Institute Mighty Networks Platform to meet and discuss insights across our program with over 500 practitioners 


âś” Contribute to community scholarship fund to enable others to participate


Led by

Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Ph.D.

Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Ph.D., a graduate of NYU and Columbia University, is a Professor of English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Yolanda is a sought-after speaker on educational equity issues, author of numerous academic articles, co-editor of four books, and co-author of the multiple award-winning book 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 15 years, national scholars, teachers, and students facilitate conversations around race and other issues involving diversity. Yolanda has appeared in several documentaries including 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. Showcasing the interdisciplinary nature of her work, Yolanda's poetry books have gained recognition and been embraced by jazz and avant-garde classical musicians. Beyond her artistic pursuits, Dr. Sealey-Ruiz's Archeology of Self™theory and practice concept has been presented to thousands of educators and educational leaders both within the United States and other countries.

 Dr. Angel Acosta

For the last decade, Angel Acosta has worked to bridge the fields of leadership, social justice and mindfulness. He recently received his doctorate in the Curriculum and Teaching Department at Teachers College, Columbia University. Angel has supported educational leaders and their students by facilitating leadership trainings, creating pathways to higher education, and designing dynamic learning experiences. His dissertation explores healing-centered education as a promising framework for educational leadership development.