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Topic: Adapting to Society with Mental Illness
Where: Around the world. This is a LIVE online Twitter Q&A event.
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Time: 9:00pm - 10:00pm EST
Hashtag: #DiversabilityAMA (follow the chat here)
Dior Vargas (@DiorVargas) is a Latina Feminist Mental Health Activist. 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 a volunteer crisis counselor for CrisisTextLine and a co-facilitator for NAMI NYC Metro's Young Adult Support Group. Dior is the recipient of numerous awards, The White House Champion of Change for Disability Advocacy Across Generations, a Voices of the Year honoree under the Impact category at #BlogHer15: Experts among Us Conference, 2015 Alternatives Conference Cookie Gant and Bill Compton LGBTQI Leadership Award. She was listed as one of the 15 Remarkable Women of Color Who Rocked 2015 in Colorlines. She has a B.A. in the Study of Women and Gender from Smith College and a M.S. in Publishing from Pace University. She lives in New York City.
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