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Social Commentary/Speaking

Ise Lyfe is a guest lecturer at over 50 universities a year. Invited by both student groups and department chairs, his engagements draw thousands of students, galvanizing both discourse and student action towards creating safe and thriving environments for personal and communal growth.   

  In 2016, Ise Lyfe gave    the sole artistic performance at IBM’s TEDTalk convention in San Francisco, CA.    His performance titled,  Flag in the Mud , accompanied by master cellist Michael Fecskes addressed gentrification and displacement driven by the current Tech boom in the Silicon Valley.  Ise received a standing ovation and was interviewed by both  Black Enterprise Magazine  and Bloomberg Businessweek before his performance on his work to advance equity in the realm of tech.

In 2016, Ise Lyfe gave the sole artistic performance at IBM’s TEDTalk convention in San Francisco, CA. His performance titled, Flag in the Mud, accompanied by master cellist Michael Fecskes addressed gentrification and displacement driven by the current Tech boom in the Silicon Valley. Ise received a standing ovation and was interviewed by both Black Enterprise Magazine and Bloomberg Businessweek before his performance on his work to advance equity in the realm of tech.

Here are some videos of his performance lectures:

To bring Ise Lyfe to your school or organization, send an email to booking@iselyfe.com or visit our contact page

Also, his social and political commentary, which exist in the realms of published works, major network guest commentary and university lecturing are widely viewed and used as educational tools. He holds over a decade of experience in every form of education institution - including public and private schools K-12, mental health facilities, after- school programming, drug rehabilitation, juvenile hall, adult correctional facilities, and university residencies domestic and abroad- including the University of California, Princeton, Yale, Ghana, West Africa, and the United Kingdom. 

His core teaching focuses on social literacy; exploring how we see ourselves in relation to the world around us, especially as it relates to social justice and community engagement. His work is grounded in a pedagogy that fosters an environment for students to explore the root causes of poverty and apathy, deconstructing popular narratives charged by prejudice and fear.

Articles

Ise Lyfe is a contributor for the Huffington Post, New York Times, and a number of other premium outlets. His commentary is widely used as educational tools and resources in a number of genres and fields.