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Ariel Guerrero (He/Him/His)

Managing Partner at O&G Racial Equity Collaborative

"Making #BlackLivesMatter Matter In Your Organization - Tools to Advance Racial Equity"

Thursday, August 12th, 2021 at 11:30AM (CST)

Presentation Description:

D&I have been all the buzz words lately, especially right now in the midst of all the racial injustice and social unrest. Organizations and people are calling for and declaring their support of #BlackLivesMatter but what you are doing to ensure its not just an empty call of support?


Are you inflicting harm or preventing harm on Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPoC) in the work place or even your clients/customers? Do your policies, practices and procedures ensure racial justice, fairness, more equitable outcomes? We'll discuss how you can put action to your support of #BlackLivesMatter within your organization and the tools available to you to advance racial equity.


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

2. How to gain insight if your organization is/is not creating harm for BIPoC

3. How to begin to make transformational changes to policy, practice and/or procedure to ensure fairness, justice and more equitable 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.