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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Cutting wood old fashion way! #reyespoetry #Chicago & #Detroit
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Who don't work? #reyespoetry
New mural going up by @eye_am_soul at our cribo aka #CasaDeColores !! Tonight come by and build with a few young brothers visiting from Chicago. 4114 Bagley Detroit! Bbq and cypher. All welcomed! Hope to see you there!!! 8pm
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They already hit the pool smh #Detroit
Just touched down! #reyesfordachildren #reyespoetry
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