Jonathan Mendoza

Performed in Sofar Chicago

Jonathan Mendoza is a Boston-bred, Jewish and Mexican-American poet, musician, youth social justice educator, community organizer and activist. He is a National Poetry Slam champion with the House Slam of Boston, Massachusetts, a three-time award winner at the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational, the 2018 winner of the Sonia Sanchez-Langston Hughes Poetry Contest, and a finalist for Button Poetry’s 2018 chapbook contest. Jonathan currently organizes in Chicago around police brutality, migrant rights, and gentrification as a Midwest Academy fellow. He is a proud anxious Virgo, Greek yogurt enthusiast, and devout believer in the power of young people to shape and transform this world for the better. To learn more about his work, visit

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