-Performances & keynotes at over 1,500 institutions globally-
As a poet, artist and organizer, Reyes performs internationally and facilitates educational performances and workshops by merging creative expression and critical thought. His mission is to provide a participatory educational environment through poetry and hip-hop to address issues of social justice and cultural identity.
His work has been featured on HBO, CNN, PBS, The Chicago Tribunes Hoy Noticias, Latin Nation, Chicago Public Radio, National Public Radio, Pacifica, WBAI, and Democracy Now.
As an interdisciplinary artist he has worked with national activist, organizers, educators and artists such as: Dr. Cornel West, Lolita Lebron, Dolores Huerta, Oliver Stone, Minster Louis Farrakhan, and Kanye West, to name a few.
Featured Speaker at:
-Million Man March 2015
-National Council of La Raza LIDERES Conference
-United States Hispanic Leadership Institute
-National Conference on Race and Ethnicity
- Festival Of Students And Youth
-U.S. Social Forum
-Latino Ivy League Conference
-The White Privilege Conference
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or institution. Introducing Reyes is a quick summary of his work as a poet, speaker and educator.
With some of the Bolivian community in #DC #washingtondc #thehill
#dc #washingtondc #nalac #Michigan
Exactly 6 years ago today on May 19 I was here for the #freedomwalk a walk from D.C. To New York City (238 miles) to help #freeoscarlopez Then I was invited to speak at the 20th anniversary for the Million Man March and now I am here with @nalac_arts #alllevels #washingtondc #bellyofthebeast
Putting in work with @nalac_arts building with Vianney Becerra from Senator Gary Peters.
Up at #congress with @nalac_arts last day in #washingtondc #dc
Another great night out with my @nalac_arts people! #washingtondc
So today I was invited to the White House by a great arts organization. Unfortunately I did not pass the security background check. I do not have a criminal record, not a felony or misdemeanor. As an artist in the past I have had battles for political and artistic space with the U.S. Secret Service. I have advocated proudly for the release of Oscar Lopez Rivera, I work in solidarity with the Nation of Islam, and work with the Puerto Rican independence movement. I have pushed for change with so many wonderful community groups ranging from anti gentrification organizations to immigrant rights groups. I am proud that I stand on the side of justice, equality and transformation. Today was a reaffirmation that art is powerful, it's dangerous, it allows us to remember dangerous memories, to document and transform the present and to vision a more beautiful and just future. #dangerousmemories #poetlife #poetry #spokenword #chicano #chicanx #whitehouse #dc #washingtondc #culture #truthtopower #latinx
Getting info about the Latinx landscape from the #PewResearchCenter with the very knowledgable and entertaining Mark Hugo Lopez Director of Hispanic Research @nalac_arts
Good morning from #DC #washingtondc #NationalMuesumOfTheAmericanIndian @nalac_arts
Here at the #NationalEndowmentForTheArts in #DC Can't wait to bring back some resources and some $$ to #michigan #detroit #flint #saginaw #grandrapids #kalamazoo #holland #battlecreek @nalac_arts