Ari Allen

Communications Specialist

“[F]reedom is a place… it’s not like a destination, it’s the place that we make.” - Ruth Wilson Gilmore


Ari Allen is an experienced digital strategist with a proven track record of ideating and executing multichannel campaigns that inspire, educate, and move people to action.

A grassroots organizer and media producer from a working-class background, Ari enjoys distilling movement lessons into engaging content and curricula for a wide array of online and in-person audiences ranging from young activists to rank-and-file union members to elected officials and campaign staff.

Ari graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and as a lifelong learner attended movement programs at the Highlander Center, the School of Unity and Liberation (SOUL School), and the Center for Political Education.

Ari has held leadership and storytelling positions within grassroots alliance-building organizations, labor unions, and electoral campaigns.

On the weekends, you can find Ari assistant-coaching their kid’s soccer team and planning the next get-together for their large extended family.