Reality Poet Vincent Pierce (image courtesy of Eric Fernandez)

OPEN DOORS Reality Poets 

Andres Molina

Ramon "Tito" Cruz

Vince Pierce

Sammy Reyes

LeVar "Var" Lawrence

Micah Harris

Suluk Johnson

Alhassan "El" Abdulfattaah

Peter Yearwood

Roy Watson

Reality Poet Sammy Reyes (image courtesy of Eric Fernandez)

S U P P O R T T E A M


Jennilie Brewster, Project Lead

Dexter Ciprian, Design Lead

Dani Reuben, Project Coordinator

Andres Alvarado, Intern, Cornell 2021


OPEN DOORS works in close collaboration with:

NYC Health + Hospitals / Coler's

Department of Therapeutic Recreation.

Reality Poets Suluk Johnson and Alhassan "El" Abdulfattah (image courtesy of Eric Fernandez)

V I S I T I N G A R T I S T S

+ A C T I V I S T S


Shawn Williams, FADE Director, 2019

Khadijah Abdurahman, independent researcher and local historian, 2019

Jenessa Abrams, writer and editor, 2018

Joel François, spoken word artist, 2018 – 2019

Shaun Leonardo, performance artist and educator, 2018

Marlon Peterson, community organizer and criminal justice advocate, 2017 

Steven Willis, spoken word artist, 2017 – 2018

Alex Davis, youth organizer, 2017 

Alexa Smithwrick, podcaster, 2017 

David Tomas Martinez, poet, 2016

Reality Poet Andres "Jay" Molina (image courtesy of Eric Fernandez)

A D V I S O R S


Hon. Patria Frias-Colón

Robert Colon

Ashley C. Ford

Tapan Parikh

Lauren Blankstein

Jovemay Santos

Shirley "Bambi" Gray

Elias Williams