Ise Lyfe is a recording and performance artist, author and educator from Oakland, California living in Los Angeles. As a nationally renowned artist, justice advocate, businessman, and social architect, this young man has over as decade of experience in performance and education that includes HBO Def Poetry Jam and residencies as a guest lecturer at over 50 universities a year. Invited by both student groups and department chairs, his engagements draw thousands of students, galvanizing both discourse and student action towards creating safe and thriving environments for personal and communal growth. He’s a contributor for the Huffington Post and New York Times and his commentary is widely used as educational tools and resources in a number of genres and fields. Lyfe is simply a unique and powerful asset to the artistic and human rights world. *In 2012, Ise Lyfe's hometown of Oakland, CA awarded him with one of its highest honors by dedicating his birthday, December 28th, as 'Ise Lyfe Day' in the City of Oakland.