Fielding Graduate University Supporting Pacific Pride Festival on Aug. 26

Fielding Graduate University will support the 2023 Pacific Pride Festival in Santa Barbara this weekend.

This year’s Pacific Pride Festival, hosted by the Pacific Pride Foundation, will be Saturday, Aug. 26 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. PT at Chase Palm Park Field. The all-day Pride at the Beach event will focus on Belonging and Access and have areas dedicated to Arts, Health, Outdoors, Spirituality, Social Justice, and more.

Each year, Fielding participates in this local festival as a community partner with shared core values. Fielding staff volunteers will be at a sponsor booth throughout the day. The Fielding community in Santa Barbara is encouraged to attend. President Katrina S. Rogers, Ph.D., will also be in attendance from 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. PT.

We are PROUD to support the Pacific Pride Festival and recognize the vital role of the Foundation in Santa Barbara,” Fichter said. “As a fellow mission-driven organization, we honor the work of PPF and all that they do to educate, support, and advocate for the members of our community.”

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Selected Dissertations from Fielding Alums

  • Seen But Not Heard: Pathways to Improve Inclusion of LGBT Persons and Sexual Trauma in Sexual Health Education: Laura McGuire, Ph.D.
  • An Examination of Protective Factors That Reduce Risk Behaviors for LGBT High School Students in Massachusetts: Julia Holdren, Ph.D.
  • Transprejudice: Personality Traits that Predict Anti-Transgender Attitudes: Margaret Loo, Ph.D.
  • Eliciting Open-Mindedness: A Phenomenological Study of Acceptance of Same-Gender Marriage by Vermont Residents: Alice Kitchel, Ph.D.

Email if you would like to include your dissertation centered on LGBTQIA+ issues in this list.

Below are lists of resources available through our Dr. Dianne Kipnes Library.  

Films available on Kanopy: 



Photos from 2022 Pacific Pride Festival

Pacific Pride Festival Pablo Hilary Brian

Pablo Morales, alum; Hilary Lyn, Director of Alumni Relations; and Brian Wallin, Senior Admissions Advisor.

Fielding Staff Council Vice-Chair Ignacio Vargas and Chair Mila Kon.

Fielding's Pacific Pride Tent

Fielding’s tent.

Pacific Pride Festival, “Pride at the Beach.”

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