About the event
Student workshop: “Creativity as an Outlet for Self-Care” Chinook 150 at noon-1:30 p.m. or 3:30-5 p.m.
Fac/staff workshop: “Tactics for Self-Care as Caregivers and Tools for Allies and Support of Underrepresented Students” Chinook 150 at 8:30-10 a.m.
Dior Vargas, MS, MPH is a Latina Feminist Mental Health Activist. She lives with depression, anxiety, and traits of borderline personality disorder, and she is a suicide attempt survivor. She is the creator of the People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project, a response to the invisibility of people of color in the media representation of mental illness. She is also the editor of The Color of My Mind, a photo essay book based on the photo project.
Dior tours the country giving keynotes, hosting workshops, and speaking on panels. Her work and insight have been covered in media outlets such as The New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, Newsweek, and NBC News Latino. Dior is the recipient of numerous awards including, The White House Champion of Change for Disability Advocacy Across Generations under the Obama Administration. Dior has a BA in the Study of Women and Gender from Smith College, an MS in Publishing from Pace University, and a Master of Public Health from New York University. She is a native New Yorker and currently lives in New York City.