Gabriel is the son of a Panamanian mother and a dreamer from Chicago. He was born in Kansas and raised in Maryland, Virginia and Los Angeles. In 2012, he graduated with a degree in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley. When not hunched over a writing pad or a computer screen, he enjoys runs in the wilderness, adopting abandoned things and teaching the little that he knows in workshops and other community spaces. Gabriel is an advocate for the transformative powers of arts in education, especially for underprivileged and marginalized youth. Since 2008, he has worked alongside a number of organizations, including the Flourish Foundation, Get Lit, Youth Speaks and College Track, working to utilize spoken word poetry as a tool for acknowledging and empowering youth voice and literacies.
For more information about Gabriel as well as samples of his work, please visit: gabrielmcortez.wordpress.com
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