Ariana Flores

Membership Director, Government Alliance on Race & Equity | Race Forward
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Originally from South Texas and a proud Chicana feminist, Ariana has dedicated her professional career to serving and working to empower low-income communities of color and immigrants. She has worked as a community organizer and advocate in Boston, MA, Seattle, WA, and El Paso, TX, focusing on issues such as wage theft, immigrants’ rights on the job, health care access, and LGBTQ rights. Ariana is an avid cyclist, loves to cook, and is perpetually planning her next vacation.

Presentations from Facing Race 2020

The Other "CEO": Lessons from Chief Equity Officers Across the Country

Learn about how to operationalize racial equity at the city and county level from leaders from three states. Hear the perspectives from the Chief Equity Officers from Asheville, NC; Fairfax, VA; and San Antonio, TX and learn about their successes, challenges, and opportunities for the future. Panelists will discuss their policy approaches, strategy for community development and how to make change in government institutions.

Speakers: Ariana Flores, Michelle Melendez, Zan Gibbs, Majestic Lane