Aspen U Speaker Series With Clay Fong

Come enjoy an evening blending cold beverages with in-depth conversation and perspective-shifting speakers from mid-February into the Spring with the Aspen U Speaker Series.

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Clay Fong: A Short History of Race, Class and Housing in Boulder
Limelight Aspen | Wednesday, February 9 | 5:30PM
Clay critically examines the threads that have led to Boulder’s lack of affordability and diversity. These qualities are not unique to Boulder, and many other towns in the American West—Aspen included—share a similar story. Starting with the displacement of indigenous peoples to modern environmental regulations hindering inclusivity, Boulder’s history is underscored by acts that intentionally and unintentionally undermined racial and economic equity. What lies ahead? A possible path forward includes taking a hard look at how decisions impact racial equity and making affordable housing a top priority.

Clay Fong is the Manager of the Office of Human Rights and Community Relations for the City of Boulder’s Department of Housing and Human Services. He has served as chair of Boulder’s Human Relations Commission as well as the city’s Environmental Advisory Board. He has been the dining critic for The Boulder Daily Camera, and is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Colorado School of Law.

Clay Fong a speaker at Aspen U.