Diajah Ruffin

Coordinator, GreenLight Detroit


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Diajah Ruffin, a Detroit native and an esteemed graduate of Western Michigan University, has swiftly risen as a prominent and influential leader within the Black community. Her distinguished career, which spans pivotal roles in the Michigan House of Representatives and the Michigan State Senate, as well as her tenure as the elected Treasurer for the 13th Congressional District and State Director for Our Black Party, underscores her versatile leadership and sincere commitment to driving community empowerment, economic mobility, and systemic change.

As a visionary co-founder of Black Women in Michigan Politics, Ruffin has been instrumental in forging platforms that galvanize dialogue and advocacy. Her experience as Local Director for Motor City Freedom Riders, Community Organizer at the National Black Worker Center, and Operations Manager at Force Detroit showcases her deep understanding in nonprofit management, strategic planning, and mobilizing communities for a common cause.

Identifying as a servant leader, truth seeker, entrepreneur, and organizing expert, Ruffin is deeply committed to serving and uplifting underserved communities. Her work is fueled by a passion for strategic planning, effective policy, and grassroots organizing, all aimed at addressing and dismantling systemic racial disparities. Diajah’s journey is one marked by a relentless pursuit of social justice, demonstrating her dedication to making a lasting impact and cultivating significant, meaningful societal change.