It is impossible to step into the world of Dr. Janice Johnson Dias without being transformed by it. She is a force. And before you know it, what may begin as a quick conversation with Wu-Tang references can easily turned into a full-on planning session to help you break down systems of inequity and build up yourself and your community. Effortlessly using the Socratic method, she will probe until you get to the core of your passions and the issues that concern you, and then she will challenge you to do something about it. Be ready!
The first thing you’ll notice is her vibrancy, energy — rhythm, and dedication to community connections.
Her unique perspective, informed by being a scholar, Black person, mother, woman and an immigrant living in a suburban middle-class neighborhood who grew up in poverty, makes her keenly aware of how issues of public health, racism, sexism and classism intersect to impact and organize our lives.