lexs [at] ejusa [dot] org
Lex moved to Brooklyn from Los Angeles in 2011 to expand EJUSA’s collaboration with the communities hardest hit by the criminal justice system, namely communities of color. When he was in middle school, the National Conference for Community Justice came to his school to diffuse racial tensions. Lex eventually became a youth leader and then staff member of the conference's Brotherhood Sisterhood Camp. The camp changed his life and he knew he wanted to spend his life working for racial justice and improving the lives of people in underserved communities. He went on to work with teens, homeless youth, immigrant youth, and other at-risk constituencies around issues of HIV and health education, pregnancy prevention, and violence prevention for a variety of groups including the Children’s Hospital, the L.A. Free Clinic, and the Hollywood Teen Community Project. Lex has long used theater and other creative and interactive means to engage young people in confronting issues like race, health education, and stereotypes, including work with Encompass, JP Leary, and the Wisconsin Department of Education. He is a founding member of the L.A based youth radio program “Soul Rebel Radio,” which was expected to last 8 weeks and has continued for six years.