Lee Jimenez is an Early RAPP Educator at Day One. They work with eight middle schools in Brooklyn to deliver Day One’s educational and interactive workshops that provide students with foundational skills and tools to build healthy and safe relationships. Workshops are tailored to the specific needs of each school or classroom community that engage a variety of learning styles. They participate in the delivery of preventive and informative workshops to end intimate partner violence for middle school students, caregivers, parents, and school staff; as well as link young people and families already experiencing intimate partner violence to direct assistance.
Lee Jiménez is a Afro-Nuyorican queer, gender failing artist, cultural worker, storyteller, and survivor from the Lower East Side in New York City, who aims to amplify, create, and hold space for marginalized communities to showcase their beauty, resilience, and resistance.
Lee began organizing as a young person when they were 19 years old, with other LGBTQIA+ youth of color in New York City around issues of policing, access to public space, homelessness, and gentrification, and have almost a decade of experience facilitating various political education workshops for, with, and by youth across the country.