Ryan 'Rei' Fielder
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.