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Fiverr & General Assembly Present: Active Allyship: How to Show Up For Your Trans Colleagues and Friends

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Fiverr is a proud sponsor of GA's Pride Summit, a weeklong festival of free workshops, speaker sessions and panel discussions focused on looking at the world through a more inclusive lens with a spotlight on queer creators, founders, and organizers. Check out the full schedule here!

Hey Cis! This Pride Month, you’re invited to join the conversation around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion for and within the LGBTQQIA+ Community. This session will aim to center our Trans* family, and equip folks who may be new to the DEI space with ways to show solidarity, undo gender assumptions, and align their intention and impact. Adi Barreto’s body of work consistently focuses on centering the most marginalized communities, and we are thrilled to have them to facilitate this conversation!

Whether you’re a member of the LGBTQQIA+ Community, an Ally, or somewhere on the spectrum, this session will help you become a more inclusive leader, colleague, teacher, or friend through action and accountability! Together, we will make our workplaces and classrooms safer and more impactful for all, starting with our Trans* community.

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Samuel Colón
Accounts Payable & Procurement Senior Manager, General Assembly

Samuel (He/Him) is a Finance professional who has worked at GA for almost 5 years helping to manage & track all company expenses, while improving processes and workflows where he can. Before GA, Samuel spent over 10 years in the fashion/luxury industry (Diane Von Furstenberg and Frette) and 5 years at law firms (Greenberg Traurig, Milberg Weiss) on their respective Finance/Accounting Teams. Samuel is extremely passionate about DEI and is one of the founding members of GA's Inclusion Committee. He also is currently on the Leadership Board of GA's LGBTQQIA+ ERG. Samuel is a proud Afro-Latinx NYC native, where he currently resides.

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Adi Mendiola Barreto
Consultant and Speaker,

Adi (ahh-dee) Mendiola Barreto (they/he) is a 2nd generation Mexican and Puerto Rican, trans and non-binary, speaker, advisor, consultant, and strategist.

Balancing vulnerability, authenticity, data, and reality, Adi often uses storytelling to help challenge and shape people’s perspectives on LGBTQ+ issues. Core to Adi’s work is designing spaces that make it easier for trans people to exist. Every workshop or keynote they offer includes tangible action steps to help people advocate for and on trans issues. Outside of this work, Adi founded Committed to Community, an educational workshop series for people interested in healing their relationship to money as a means to redistribute it. [The series unpacks the relationships between white supremacy, scarcity, and hoarding of wealth as an emergent strategy to help communities survive outside of institutionalized abandonment.] Adi deeply desires a world where all of our needs are met, where we are seen, valued, and celebrated as our most authentic selves.

Adi offers various keynotes on trans-inclusion, active allyship, and even offers 1-1 peer mentorship. When they’re not working, you can find them dancing or eating salsa.

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