Angelique Peterson-Mayberry

A native Detroiter born and raised in a place she’s still proud to call home, most people would say that as a 3rd generation United Auto Worker, activism runs through her blood. The value and importance of unions were instilled in Angelique at a very early age as she found herself involved in the social justice movement by attending protests, marches and union meetings with her mom it was just a normal way of life in her household.

Fighting and speaking up for injustice whenever she could become like the air that she breathed. The moment the sign of inequality and unfairness became apparent, Angelique was present to offer her support and lend her voice. Whether at a business establishment displaying abusive power; demonstrating in the streets of Lansing against unjust bills; fighting for safer living conditions and enhanced educational environments; or encouraging people to exercise their voting rights for a better future, Angelique is there to advocate for social equality and “at scale” equity.

A proud product of the Detroit Public School System, Angelique continued her education at Paine College in Augusta, GA before returning home to receive her BA in Marketing from Detroit College of Business. Although motherhood consumed majority of her time, she managed to begin graduate coursework in Acquisition at Central Michigan while continuing her constant fight against unequitable justice, leaving only her thesis paper to complete.

As the first African American and first African American female to be elected to the trustee position of UAW Local 245, Angelique officially entered the world of politics at the young age of 25.  As a former Employee Resource Coordinator; Community Relations Director; Women’s Committee Chairperson; and Diversity Facilitator Coordinator, Angelique takes pride in her vigorous journey and proudly goes when called.

When one wonders where they can find Angelique, the list can be long. She can be found in one of her two current positions as a Business Analyst in the Vehicle Operations Manufacturing Business Office at Ford Motor Company, or in her position as the Vice President of the Detroit Public Schools Community District School Board. She may also be found implementing and directing many needed community initiatives, or rallying as an activist with social justice movements. One might find her fellowshipping and serving in one of the numerous ministries that she’s in her church, or even found attending parent and community engagement meetings for an added voice for students being educated in Detroit Public Schools Community District. If she’s still being sought after, she may simply be found enjoying what she does most in her leisure time which includes mentoring young girls on life-skills, cheering in the stands as the #1 fan for her basketball son Jorden, enjoying “girl-time” with her daughter Brooklyn, or merely having a nice dinner for two with her loving and supportive husband and best friend Chris…….. but no matter where she is, Angelique takes pride in being wherever she’s needed and praying that others are left in a better place somehow when she’s gone, enriched by her service; her words; her actions; or simply her work!