Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Ariel Jacobson

Development & Communications Director | ROC

Ariel Jacobson is Development & Communications Director at ROC, a national organization with 13,000 restaurant workers, 100 employer partners, and several thousand-consumers in 32 cities nationwide. ROC builds power and voice through workplace justice organizing, promoting the “high road” to profitability, and participatory research and policy work. Jacobson has worked with organizations focused on the rights of women and Indigenous Peoples, and grassroots community and youth leadership development. 

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

Breaking Down the Racial Divide at Work: Tools and Stories that Inspire Action

In an era of job uncertainty, cut hours, and diminishing wages and benefits, it is increasingly important to have a unified social justice labor movement to combat racial and gender discrimination. This session will unveil Race Forward’s interactive visual and web-based tool that unifies frames and messaging on occupational segregation by race and gender, in collaboration with the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC), National Domestic Worker’s Alliance (NDWA) and Retail Action Project (RAP). ROC will also unveil their newest mobile app.

Speakers: Julia Sebastian, Jillian Medeiros, Ai-jen Poo, Ariel Jacobson, Sasha Hammad, Alicia Garza