Take It Higher Than Just Higher Education
|Date/Time:||Monday, 08 Oct 2012 at 7:00 pm|
|Location:||Sun Room, Memorial Union|
As a poet and spoken word artist Michael Reyes has been featured on HBO Latino's Habla Series, on Latin Nation, and in the PBS documentary Dream Makers. He has released three books of poetry and three performance CDs.
As an actor, his credits include roles in the plays The Sun Always Shines for the Cool and Chicago Boricua, and in the feature film Nothing Like the Holidays. He worked with poet Tato Laveria on The Spark, Chupacabera and the 1977 Division Street Riots.
Currently, Reyes is touring with his play Crime Against Humanity, co-written by former Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Luis Rosa.
Additional Events with Michael Reyes
Multiculturalism as a Culture - A Workshop
Tuesday, October 8, 2012, 1:00 pm
Gallery, Memorial Union
This faculty workshop focuses on understanding the history of multiculturalism. It incorporates poetry dedicated to a wide variety of political figures and historical movements.
Mexican/Chicano Identity and History Through Spoken Word and Puerto Rican Poems of Solidarity
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 9:00 pm
Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union
This spoken word performance examines contemporary Chicano identity, delving into such themes as immigration, globalization, and community activism. Michael Reyes creates an awareness about Mexican and Chicano identity and culture using poetry themed around such historical figures as Emilinao Zapata, Frida Kahlo, the Zapatista and Elvira Arellano.