Eric Reese - Council Member
Eric O. Reece is a cultural organizer and community advocate who has a lifelong passion for Justice, Equity and Arts /Culture. He has extensive experience in the areas of community organizing, production of cultural work, nonprofit administration, program development, and implementation.
Raised in Little Rock, Arkansas he was educated at Little Rock Central High School. He earned his BSE in Sociology from University of Central Arkansas and MSW from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.
Eric is clinically trained and rooted in Harm Reduction and strength-based individual and community-based interventions. He has directed and supervised health prevention and youth development programs as well as implemented innovative community engagement and mobilization programs. His expertise extends into areas of public policy advocacy as well as community coalition building to address structural inequities around health, racial and educational equity.
Eric identifies as Black Same Gender Loving/Queer- chosen pronouns HE, HIM, HIM. He is practicing Nichiren Buddhist as well as a Son, Brother, Uncle, AunTy, GodMomma. He’s passionate about all things Black SciFi /Fantasy, Graphic Novels, pop culture, Jazz and House Music.