Access-A-Ride Campaign Coordinator and Organizer
Eman Rimawi is a Black, Native American and Palestinian woman who lives in NYC. She began writing poetry and prose early in life. Her natural creativity steered her towards becoming a spoken-word artist, educator, and youth organizer for dozens of non-profit organizations in New York City including The Audre Lorde Project, FUREE, Casa Atabex Ache, The Jed Foundation. She went on to teach creative writing, community organizing, history, and political science workshops to youth in New York. She’s been focused on organizing around disability rights and staying true to her passion for community connectedness and proven strength. She started Amped Up, an organization that helps disabled people to be creative and live lives they love, through fashion, creativity and social gatherings. She is also putting out graphic novels and children's books where disabled people are the main characters, as well as facilitating workshops to support businesses who employ disabled people to better support and interact with their staff. Eman joined NYLPI as its Access-A-Ride Campaign Coordinator and Organizer. She will be organizing around making Access A Ride better for their customers.