Third Wave Legacy Council
PROMOTING A SUSTAINABLE THIRD WAVE FUND
As a youth-led fund, Third Wave is and has been in an amazing position to offer leadership around issues that impact young people, respond to emerging needs, and take necessary risks. What challenges many youth-led organizations is stability, consistency, and support.During our recent transition, the Third Wave Legacy Council focused on sustainability of our youth-led model, and celebrates the legacy of leaders who created an organization that can withstand transition. The council was composed of former board members and people dedicated to the vision of Third Wave and a strong youth-led movement for social change.
Mia Kim Sullivan is the director of Civil Liberties & Public Policy (CLPP), a national program based at Hampshire College that equips and inspires new generations of leaders for the reproductive health, rights and justice movements.
Mia has worked in the field of leadership development for eight years, presented for learning circles at the Ms. Foundation for Women and the Women Donors Network, and written about the reproductive justice field for the RESIST fund. Before coming to CLPP, Mia worked on civil rights and anti-poverty issues, engaging in state and federal litigation, community organizing and education efforts, and policy advocacy. In addition to being a long-time supporter of Third Wave, Mia is on the board of the National Women’s Health Network.
Dior Vargas is a Latina feminist activist and a Production Manager of International Digital Operations at NOOK Media. She was an Advisory Board Member of Suzanne Lacy’s project called "Between the Door and the Street". Dior was also on the panel, "Young Feminists and Activism Today", organized by Barnard College's Center for Research on Women. She was a steering committee member of the New York Chapter of National Women's Liberation.
In 2012, Dior organized the first Feminist General Assembly in New York City with Women Occupying Wall Street. She underwent board member training from the Stonewall Community Foundation called “Out in Front New York”. She has a B.A. in the Study of Women and Gender from Smith College and an M.S. in Publishing from Pace University. She is a native New Yorker and currently lives in Manhattan.