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BEATRICE FADRIGON

Beatrice is an experienced leader and speaker on intersectional topics such as race & sexuality, diversity & inclusion, and technology & society. From working towards a more inclusive University community for over 30,000 students to speaking at national & international conferences regarding LGBTQ+ people of color, Beatrice has the passion and knowledge to make an impact on communities she works with. 

 

TESTIMONIALS

"As an organizer and researcher, Beatrice has made many outstanding contributions advancing inclusion, intersectionality, and social justice. Her work will continue to benefit and inspire communities here long after she graduates this spring"

Dr. Laura Nelson

Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
University of Pittsburgh

"She is aware of the deep impact the area of work she is in, and she considers her actions and words – and their effect on others – extremely seriously. Her ambition reflects her deep care for this university and her desire to make the world a better place."

Eric Macadangdang

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

University of Pittsburgh

 

SERVICES

SPEAKING

Student Affairs, Race, Gender, Sexuality, Intersectionality, Technology

Past examples of this event include Lavender Graduation, APIA History Month Kick-Off with the Dean of Students, and How Queer People of Color Use Technology to Cope. 

Speaking engagements are typically 20-30 minutes, with exceptions of being the main keynote. These can be a part of conferences, retreats, or a one-time event. If interested, please reach out using the email below with the main topic of discussion + speaking as the subject line.

WORKSHOP

Race, Gender, Sexuality, Intersectionality, Culture

Past examples of this event include, LGBT History in Asian American Pacific Islander Culture and Coming Out in a Non-Western Context

Workshops are typically 45-60 minutes long with a brief lecture on specific content followed with a discussion or activity. These can be a part of conferences, retreats, or a one-time event. If interested, please reach out using the email below with the main topic of discussion + workshop as the subject line.

CONSULTING

Student Affairs, Race, Gender, Sexuality, Culture, Intersectionality, Technology

Past clients include the following organization and groups at the University of Pittsburgh: Asian Students Alliance, LGBTQIA+ Taskforce, and the Equity, Inclusion and Anti-discrimination Advocacy Committee.

Consulting will vary from organization to organization. If interested, please reach out using the email below with the main topic of discussion + consulting as the subject line.

 

FEATURED EVENTS

IRIS MARION YOUNG AWARD FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

Undergraduate Award Recipient, 2021

The Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies Program (GSWS) and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) sponsor each year the Iris Marion Young Awards for Political Engagement to honor those who work to promote justice in the University, at the local or national level, or across the globe. The Young Award recognizes that social activism takes many forms. After the awards ceremony, recipients were invited to speak on a roundtable discussion about intersectionality.

LAVENDER GRADUATION

 UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

Invited Speaker, Class of 2021

Lavender Graduation is a cultural celebration that recognizes LGBTQ students of all races and ethnicities and acknowledges their achievements and contributions to the university as students who survived the college experience. Through such recognition LGBTQ students may leave the university with a positive last experience of the institution thereby encouraging them to become involved mentors for current students as well as financially contributing alumni.

WHAT THE F*CK? ... IS PITT PERPETUATING WHITE SUPREMACY?

Event Planner & Moderator, 2021

The University of Pittsburgh Student Government Board and The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion collaborated to host a public community discussion about difficult, unspoken conversations around the Pitt community. This specific event had four panelists and two moderators, asking questions about race, systems, and culture on campus such as: "What do you think is the most normalized, or socially accepted form of white supremacy?" and "Do you find those instances of white supremacy taking place within the Pitt community?

LGBT HISTORY IN ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER CULTURE

Workshop Host, 2020

The East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to inspire, educate, and empower those interested in Asian, Asian American (A/A) issues. In 2020, this workshop explored the vast lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history across Asian Pacific Islander cultures. This event had a short brief on historical, cultural standards, and a discussion afterwards which focused on reflections of past and present.