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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  • Back in New York! Get at jo boy!
    Back in New York! Get at jo boy!
  • On that ice cream!
    On that ice cream!
  • Back in Saginaw!
    Back in Saginaw!
  • Todo lists getting done! A few more days and back on your! First stop New York!
    Todo lists getting done! A few more days and back on your! First stop New York!
  • At U of M! #reyespoetry #florycanto
    At U of M! #reyespoetry #florycanto
  • Free Oscar Lopez Rivera with Dr. Cornel West! #reyespoetry #freeoscarlopezrivera #drcornelwest
    Free Oscar Lopez Rivera with Dr. Cornel West! #reyespoetry #freeoscarlopezrivera #drcornelwest
  • My mom sent me this, mi Abuela! Born on April 4th 1917
    My mom sent me this, mi Abuela! Born on April 4th 1917
  • Cool ass Michigan
    Cool ass Michigan
  • BARS at U of M! #reyespoetry
    BARS at U of M! #reyespoetry
  • Hip hop at U of M! #reyespoetry
    Hip hop at U of M! #reyespoetry
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  • 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
  • Jasmine Delgado

    Jasmine Delgado Chicago

    Blew my mind at the USHLI conference! Never really appreciated spoken word as much, till now! You were so amazing .
    Blew my mind at the USHLI conference! Never really appreciated spoken word as much, till now! You were so amazing .
  • Maly

    Maly Garder, MA

    BEST FIELD TRIP EVER!!:D
    BEST FIELD TRIP EVER!!biggrin

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