Zulu King Reies is the current chapter advisor for the OmegaZuluz, he has been a practitioner, keeper and lover of Hip Hop Kulture since the mid-eighties and has practiced the art of Djing for 25+ years. Zulu King Reies upholds his community with the utmost integrity and wisdom, he is always concerned about how to serve other sand works tirelessly to implement real change and empower youth to their fullest potential; he is currently the President of the James Dewitt Yancey Foundation MN, Marketing Director of the Muslim Youth Leadership Awards,certified speaker for the Islamic Resource Group and is trained restorative justice circle keeper and healer with the Dispute Resolution Center in Saint Paul.
Zulu King Reies graduated from both Saint Paul College (AA degree) and Augsburg University (Bachelor’s in Social Work), he is currently a behavior specialist in the Roseville Area Public School district.Zulu King Reies also serves on the Advisory Board for Masjid An-Nur and heads up entertainment for their annual community service event named Day of Dignity,Reies served as the Community Village coordinator as part of the Westside/District Del-Sol Cinco De Mayo committee (2016-2019) and has volunteered for the Jovenes con Palabra youth movement for over 5 years, Reies also teaches Hip Hop history courses based of the 5 core elements and serves on the Hip Hop Education Center Committee for the Universal Hip Hop Museum Bronx NYC, he is currently being published in a book about Hip Hop Activism. Reies is also a teacher in the Freedom School Movement (Children Defense Fund). Reies is also a member of the Marketing team for the Hip Hop Education Center and is the Executive Director of the MN Hip Hop Museum
Reies enjoys traveling, ironing, and eating out at restaurants. Zulu King Reies is the mastermind and founder of the annual Twin Cities Dilla Day weekend events.(in honor of J Dilla). Reies encourages inter-personal relationships within the OZ chapter and prefers to meet folks in person or phone conversations, feel free to reach out to him at any time about anything.
Other Notable Work:
Save The Kids National Director (former)
Volunteer in the Juvenile detention center in Hennepin Co. (STK/2012-2016)
Organizer of marches/protests in the Twin Cities
Restorative Justice facilitator (RJCA in Minneapolis)
Volunteer in the neighborhood House (west side Saint Paul) food support market (1 year)
Former School Social Worker in Saint Paul Public Schools
Restorative Practices in schools trainer (Roseville Area Schools)
MN Hip Hop Museum
Hip Hop Education Center
J Dilla Foundation
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