Ricky Reyes

Seattle Black Spatial Histories Institute
Phone: 2533324425
Ricky Reyes is a Seattle-based, Tacoma-born, researcher, creative, oral historian and Public Art Project Manager. Trained in critical race theory and public policy at Seattle University and in oral history through Seattle's Black Spatial Histories Institute, Rick's previous research, writing, art, and photography explore epistemologies to better understand assumptions on race, class, and gender that produce real-life sociopolitical impacts on people of color and those at the center of structural oppression and ways to use storytelling and creative expression to tell these stories. Ricky's work experience includes community outreach and program management at and in partnership with arts organizations such as the Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle University, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Tacoma Division of Community and Economic Development (Arts & Cultural Vitality), Napster Streaming (Rhapsody), Wa Na Wari and Seattle Theatre Group.


(2023-Present) Restorative Justice in Seattle Public Schools -- WA-BLOC, Black Heritage Society of Washington State, University of Washington(2023) Waterfront Story Edits -- Friends of the Waterfront Seattle(2023) McKinney Center for Community and Economic Development Oral Histories -- Central District Community Preservation and Development Authority (2022) A More Perfect Union (https://www.humanities.org/a-more-perfect-union/) -- Humanities Washington(2021-23) Seattle Waterfront Oral Histories (Waterfront & Union Organizing and Black/Indigenous Contributions) -- Wa Na Wari, Black Heritage Society Washington State

Regions Available for Work

    Other Regions: Seattle|| WA

    Purpose of Contact

    • I am available to answer questions, or provide mentorship to other oral historians
    • I am available for hire - as an oral historian, consultant, presenter, educator, or related services
    • I am available to collaborate - on research, community projects, artistic endeavors, or other joint undertakings with peers
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