CultureCon 2021


Ariel Guerrero

Managing Partner at O&G Racial Equity Collaborative

"Tackling a Difficult Conversation Around Diversity, Inclusion and Racial Equity - Tools to Advance Equity"

Presentation Date, Time and Location - TBD

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(+) Diversity & Inclusion

(+) Aligning Leadership


Presentation Description:

D&I have been all the buzz words lately. Too often we aren't diving deep enough to truly understand the root of issues or too apprehensive to explicitly call out issues, like race. These are only some of the reasons that prevent us from exploring roots by which produce the disparate outcomes we see in our communities and our organizations. This session will take a deeper look at the impacts of structural and institutional racism, specifically around policy, practice and procedure (3P's) and how the 3P's inform many of the outcomes we see today. Next, we'll dive into the language of diversity, inclusion and racial equity and how to continue to normalize around these. Lastly we'll explore how participants can strategize around organizing, internally and externally, as well as how to operationalize. Ultimately, we want to support participants in creating more equitable outcomes across their organizations and community.

Three Takeaways:

  1. Language around concepts and terminology to normalize conversations around diversity, inclusion and racial equity.

  2. Insight into how participants can organize (Internally & externally) and operationalize around diversity, inclusion and racial equity.

  3. Have an understanding of the impacts of the deep history of structural and institutional racism on outcomes.


Ariel Enrique Guerrero, MPA, is a born and raised New Yorker whose career has been marked by bold choices and service. Ariel is founder and principal of ArielEGuerrero LLC, a multi-dimensional consultancy and co-founder of the O&G Racial Equity collaborative, a consultant collaborative working with institutions on racial equity knowledge building, leadership and implementation. Prior to, Ariel’s work has been grounded in over 12 years of experience in the government, non-profit, political and philanthropic space with organizations such as the National League of Cities (NLC) Lutheran Services in America (LSA), the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF), the National Housing Partnership (NHP) Foundation, political campaigns and the New York City Department of Education.

His work centers at the intersections of policy and practice within government and community to train and support local leaders on how to apply/implement a racial equity lens in their community. Informed, organized and empowered are the core values of Ariel’s work. He is committed to supporting and encouraging communities to be the catalyst for sustaining change they hope to see. Ariel finds great joy in leveraging his core values to create a path of collaborative action through policy and community collaboration.

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