Ryan 'Rei' Fielder

MAJIC Manager

Ryan Fielder, affectionately known as Rei, is a radical, Black queer organizer, facilitator, social
worker and artist who hails from the Motor City. Rei has been organizing around issues that
impact Black Detroiters since they were 15 years old. Their dedication to movement work is
fueled by their desire to see Black liberation come to fruition.
Most recently, Rei has worked extensively with Detroit-based LGBTQ+ youth organization,
Ruth Ellis Center. They assisted in developing training curriculum for the State of Michigan on
working with LGBTQ+ young people in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare systems. Rei
also served as the Manager of Drop-In Center Operations and Outreach. Their work surrounded
addressing the immediate and long-term needs of runaway and homeless LGBTQ+ youth of
color in Detroit.
In addition to their work with the Ruth Ellis Center, Rei is also an organizer with the Green Light
Black Futures coalition. GLBF is a campaign and coalition that pushes back against the hyper-
surveillance system Project Green Light and works to encourage a reimagination of safety for
Black Detroiters.
Rei is a graduate of Marygrove College where they received a Bachelor of Music degree in
Voice Performance in 2016. In December 2020, Rei received their Master of Social Work degree
from the University of Michigan.

Carbon Capture Policy Brief

EJ Communities around the country are fighting against carbon capture,  a false solution being advanced by corporate polluters. Learn more about what they are and their implications for the health of Michiganders.

 

Read the brief here.

Energy Burden Study

In partnership with the University of Michigan and We Want Green Too! MEJC is conducting a study to assess the impacts of high energy costs on Michigan families. 

 

In February we complete 680 surveys discussing energy costs, health, and housing in Michigan. Results of the survey and the findings are due to be released in May 2021.

Cumulative Impact (CI) Assessment for Michigan

Researchers at the University of Michigan Zeuner, Major, Grier, used public data to identify those communities most impacted by pollution around Michigan. Cumulative Impact is the most important policy to help reduce environmental disparities in climate and energy policy.

Part I: Assessing the State of Environmental Justice

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Carbon Markets Policy Brief

EJ Communities around the country are fighting against Carbon Markets, a false solution being advanced by corporate polluters. Learn more about what they are and their implications for the health of Michiganders.

 

Read the brief here.

Health Impact Assessment

MEJC and University of Michigan researchers partner to tell how dirty energy impacts the lives of Detroit residents through the HIA of the DTE Energy's 15-yr energy plan.

Thanks to grassroots advocacy, in September of 2020, Governor Whitmer issued the Executive Directive 2020-10, ordering the MI Public Service Commission to consider health in energy decision making.

CI Part II: Tools for the 21st Century

Reviewing states that have implemented cumulative impact, and hurdles to those policies can be found in Tools for the 21st Century- Part II to the Michigan Cumulative Impact Study assessing institutional barriers to environmental justice.

Part II: Environmental Justice Tools for the 21st Century 

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