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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Many of you know I spend months on end on the road. For the first time in 5 years I have a home base. This old little green Victorian home will be a new project I will be working on in Detroit. As part of expanding and continuing the lessons I learned from my community building in Chicago, I am working with a group of dedicated folks from Detroit to open a new Latino/POC bookstore/ cultural space. As part of the move we were also able to purchase a work building which will house a studio, screen printing press, tools and gallery space. I am looking forward to opening a new performance space in Detroit that will compliment the many amazing projects already taking place. @knockzarelli #Detroit #reyespoetry #community #grind #newproject
Pistons vs Lebron!
Catching a game after work!
This is our work today! What up doe #Detroit
Thanks #stetsonuniversity ! What an amazing group of students!! I also had a great convo with my driver about #OscarLopez ! Looking forward to coming back. Headed back to #detroit
Selfie with the group from #stetsonuniversity
Afternoon with #stetsonuniversity
#stetsonuniversity great workshop!!
Workshop mode! #reyespoetry #weare
Morning set! I love teaching and discussion #stetsonuniversity #stetson