As an artist/organizer, Reyes performs internationally and facilitates educational workshops on the topic of 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. 

Reyes’s background as a field worker in Michigan and a community activist in both Chicago and New York has added multiple layers to his Chican@/Latino identity. His work has been featured on HBO, Latin Nation, PBS documentary Dream Makers, Chicago Public Radio, National Public Radio, Pacifica and WBAI. 

He has performed at 1,500 institutions including: United States Hispanic Leadership Institute, National Council of La Raza, Conference, National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, Latino Ivy League Conference and the NAACP. He has worked with Dr. Cornell West, Lolita Lebron, Dolores Huerta, Oliver Stone, John Leguizamo, and Kanye West. 

Featured Speaker at:  
-National Council of La Raza LIDERES Conference
-United States Hispanic Leadership Institute
-National Conference on Race and Ethnicity 
-Latino Ivy League Conference

 

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Introducing Reyes
First time visiting? Want to learn what Reyes can offer your event
or institution.  Introducing Reyes is a quick summary of his work as a
poet, speaker and educator.
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  • Working in the Lab! These youth are amazingly talented! #reyespoetry
    Working in the Lab! These youth are amazingly talented! #reyespoetry
  • Working with these boyz!!! New Track!
    Working with these boyz!!! New Track!
  • In Detroit! At Fiesta Boricua! #freeoscarlopezrivera
    In Detroit! At Fiesta Boricua! #freeoscarlopezrivera
  • In the studio with the homie Knoxx! New track coming soon! Featuring @lahtere sending the beat tonight!!
    In the studio with the homie Knoxx! New track coming soon! Featuring @lahtere sending the beat tonight!!
  • As a Latino it is important for me to support #justiceformikebrown . What is the value of black and brown life? When I see images of his life less body I see anyone of my brothers or cousins. #solidarity
    As a Latino it is important for me to support #justiceformikebrown . What is the value of black and brown life? When I see images of his life less body I see anyone of my brothers or cousins. #solidarity
  • In route to Detroit wtf.
    In route to Detroit wtf.
  • Bye Chicago! Next stop Detroit! #nonstop #reyespoetry
    Bye Chicago! Next stop Detroit! #nonstop #reyespoetry
  • Waiting to see the Minster with @jasiri_x and Brother Ali!
    Waiting to see the Minster with @jasiri_x and Brother Ali!
  • Meeting about a new video on youth violence in Chicago! #reyespoetry #clemente
    Meeting about a new video on youth violence in Chicago! #reyespoetry #clemente
  • Such a powerful group of artists I was so honored to be a guest! Thanks to brother Abel and the Nation for making me feel so welcomed! #reyespoetry @jasiri_x
    Such a powerful group of artists I was so honored to be a guest! Thanks to brother Abel and the Nation for making me feel so welcomed! #reyespoetry @jasiri_x
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  • reyes

    reyes

    good job D
    good job D
  • this darius since u aint put my video up i got bars fa ya hmu tell me how u like it bro

    this darius since u aint put my video up i got bars fa ya hmu tell me how u like it bro saginaw

    Lets take it back to 1776,where they made the decleration of independence, now we livin in a different demention, where if we kill we get a life sentence, its up to us to make a decision,an choose wether or not to pay attention, most of us will listen, An Most of my homies will end up in prision, An afta a couple yrs they will try to listen, An pay attention an get wat they been missing, But its too late they already made they're decision, They got sent to the system, Now they're identity is digits, But some of em on a mission , I heard them conversating in the kitchen, They planned wen they get premission, to go out an drain the water for the dishes, They planned at 1200o clock the guards will be dismissing, An at that time they can go up through the kitchen, through the doors an up to the cieling, Wen the guards all started to work they seen sumtin was fishy, They checked the cell an seen they was missing, They grabbed armor an weapons Cause the cell mates was defensive, They hoped that the guys will just come an surrender, But instead they got guns an high tech equipment, The guards fired shots an some one got injured, His name was josh spencer, Spencer wanted to be the oppisite gender, Spencer stuck up for his homie lamar penter, Penter was locked down for a robbery wit david kentis, Lamar realized they had bob wire over the fences, So he came out an surrendered,
    Lets take it back to 1776,where they made the decleration of independence,
    now we livin in a different demention,
    where if we kill we get a life sentence,
    its up to us to make a decision,an choose wether or not to pay attention,
    most of us will listen,
    An Most of my homies will end up in prision,
    An afta a couple yrs they will try to listen,
    An pay attention an get wat they been missing,
    But its too late they already made they're decision,
    They got sent to the system,
    Now they're identity is digits,
    But some of em on a mission ,
    I heard them conversating in the kitchen,
    They planned wen they get premission,
    to go out an drain the water for the dishes,
    They planned at 1200o clock the guards will be dismissing,
    An at that time they can go up through the kitchen,
    through the doors an up to the cieling,
    Wen the guards all started to work they seen sumtin was fishy,
    They checked the cell an seen they was missing,
    They grabbed armor an weapons Cause the cell mates was defensive,
    They hoped that the guys will just come an surrender,
    But instead they got guns an high tech equipment,
    The guards fired shots an some one got injured,
    His name was josh spencer,
    Spencer wanted to be the oppisite gender,
    Spencer stuck up for his homie lamar penter,
    Penter was locked down for a robbery wit david kentis,
    Lamar realized they had bob wire over the fences,
    So he came out an surrendered,


  • Other side of the bridge

    Other side of the bridge Dollar Bay

    Your poetry was really neat! I loved when you did the improv! So cool:) it would have been really cool if we couldve heard you do one of your full pieces but theyre still cool on the screen!
    Your poetry was really neat! I loved when you did the improv! So coolsmile it would have been really cool if we couldve heard you do one of your full pieces but theyre still cool on the screen!
  • kendra lahikainen

    kendra lahikainen Dollar Bay,Mi

    Every girl from the Dollar Bay School loves u n we loved the rap poems that u did.
    Every girl from the Dollar Bay School loves u n we loved the rap poems that u did.
  • Jesus Balmaceda

    Jesus Balmaceda Wilmington, Delaware

    I remember the other day when you came to the NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and performed your poems. I found that they were very inspiring and that my friends and I should spread the message to other people! Maybe they will get inspired and also do the same. :agree::love::) Please come visit the Latin American Community Center in Wilmington, Delaware because I know these kids and my co-workers would enjoy your company.
    I remember the other day when you came to the NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and performed your poems. I found that they were very inspiring and that my friends and I should spread the message to other people! Maybe they will get inspired and also do the same.
    agreelovesmile
    Please come visit the Latin American Community Center in Wilmington, Delaware because I know these kids and my co-workers would enjoy your company.
  • Julisa Reyes

    Julisa Reyes Kearney, NE

    *USHLI (sorry)
    *USHLI (sorry)
  • Julisa Reyes

    Julisa Reyes Kearney, NE

    Hello, you have an amazing talent. I saw you during the USLI conference in Chicago this year. Unfortunately I didn't get to go to your work shop but my classmates bragged about you. As we speak my Public Speaking class is asking me to perform a poem that sends a strong message. I decided to choose one of yours "Let’s Take It Back to the Good Old Day". I will work- cite no worries. Que Dios te Bendiga con muchas oportunidades y exito! -Julisa Reyes :love:
    Hello, you have an amazing talent. I saw you during the USLI conference in Chicago this year. Unfortunately I didn't get to go to your work shop but my classmates bragged about you. As we speak my Public Speaking class is asking me to perform a poem that sends a strong message. I decided to choose one of yours "Let’s Take It Back to the Good Old Day". I will work- cite no worries. Que Dios te Bendiga con muchas oportunidades y exito! -Julisa Reyes love
  • Anya

    Anya K-zoo

    Saw Reyes at Cesar Chavez Day March and was inspired to make a positive difference so that future generations can truely have equal rights. Was a great day overall.
    Saw Reyes at Cesar Chavez Day March and was inspired to make a positive difference so that future generations can truely have equal rights. Was a great day overall.
  • Mabel

    Mabel Big Rapids

    I went to the LSS Conference today and even the second time around, your poetry is powerful and moving. You do a great job of relaying an emotional message! I am listening to your cd now and love it! Thank you for spreading the word Reyes! We Are
    I went to the LSS Conference today and even the second time around, your poetry is powerful and moving. You do a great job of relaying an emotional message! I am listening to your cd now and love it! Thank you for spreading the word Reyes!
    We Are
  • Amairani Ramirez

    Amairani Ramirez Chicago

    First time hearing your work at the USHLI conference and completely inspired me to start writing again. Everything you say in your poetry goes hard. Thank you for reminding how great poetry makes me feel and how effective it can be in voicing what you believe. Much love :love:
    First time hearing your work at the USHLI conference and completely inspired me to start writing again. Everything you say in your poetry goes hard. Thank you for reminding how great poetry makes me feel and how effective it can be in voicing what you believe. Much love love

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