Gabriel Cortez

is a poet and teaching artist. His work has been featured by KQED, Upworthy and the Huffington Post and performed in such venues as the Oracle Arena, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Nourse theater and Zellerbach auditorium. Gabriel is a Lead Artist with Youth Speaks, one of the world’s leading presenters of Spoken Word performance, education, and youth development programs. Gabriel is also a founding member of Ghostlines, The Root Slam, and the Write Home Project.