Eman Rimawi-Doster

Inclusion Educator

Eman Rimawi-Doster is a Black and Palestinian woman, born and raised in New York City. For 25 years, she’s been organizing around diversity, equity and inclusion in disenfranchised communities using art, writing, fashion, and creativity. She has made it her life’s mission to change the things that need a push in a more inclusive direction. Her father wanted her to change the things she saw wrong and she does with everything she touches. She’s taught creative writing, community organizing, and political science workshops to youth in New York City and she’s been focused on organizing around disability rights and the intersectionality of it within every aspect of life. She has worked for several dozen non-profits since 1999 and is deeply committed to the community. Eman is currently the Executive Director of the Harlem Independent Living Center.

At Next Pivot Point, Eman helps educate people on the interconnectedness of disability within multiple communities. Life doesn’t end when you have a disability. In addition to advocating for better paratransit, she’s also involved in several projects around universal design of buildings in NYC, she’s an artistic consultant with D.C. comics and Skybound, speaks at conferences about equity and inclusion for all people with disabilities and she’s the funniest person you’ll ever meet.