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Queering Financial Services

August 18, 2022 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Join Spencer Watson, Executive Director for The Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research and Ari Farrell, Organizing Member for Diverge Proposed Federal Credit Union in a discussion about the need for economic justice for LGBTQ+ people and improved access to financial services for LGBTQ+ communities.

Come learn more about:

  • Financial inequality for LGBTQ+ people and communities.
  • Ways financial services can support greater equity for LGBTQ+ communities.
  • Organizing efforts for a new LGBTQ+ affirming credit union.


Spencer Watson (they/them)
Spencer is the Executive Director of CLEAR. They are committed to improving economic and social equity for LGBTQI+ people and other marginalized communities by catalyzing improvements to public and private policy using data-driven organizing. Spencer has authored several reports about LGBTQI+ economic well-being and testified to the House Financial Services Committee about barriers to LGBTQI+ financial access. Spencer has worked in non-profits for over a decade, including as an organizer, communications and community manager, policy analyst, and as a credit and housing counselor.

Ari Farrell (they/them)
Ari has focused their voice on social issues for many years, serving the underserved, and advocating on behalf of the credit union movement. As one of the founding members of the Credit Union De Novo Collective, Ari is committed to ensuring the future of credit unions and helping new initiatives get started. They have over 8 years of experience in credit unions, working in the member contact center and as a Loss Prevention and BSA Specialist. They are also a graduate of the African American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) Board-ready training program and Leadership Academy – DEI For Financial Professionals.

$5.00 Suggested Ticket Price (No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds)

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3092 16th Street
San Francisco, California 94103 United States
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