Margaret Curtis: This, too. is on view in the Street Gallery through November 9, 2024

A Hug Away

Mar 4, 2022 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

This panel discussion, organized around Lilly Agar’s Projects Gallery exhibition A Hug Away, will hold space to share the perspective of professionals in Salt Lake County that work on a daily basis to prevent suicide, provide treatments, and/or guide individuals (and/or relatives, institutions or other civilians) who identify as LGBTQ+.

The panel is designed to focus on three factors; education, overall wellness, and advocacy & community organization that can promote the desired quality of life for all Utah residents. These factors are covered through the background and experience of each panelist.


José V. Borjon López C. (he/him): Head Consul of Mexico for Utah and western Wyoming

Ariel Lee Malan, M.H.A. (she/they): Program Manager for the University of Utah Transgender Health Program and co-founder of Utah Rainbow Hikers

Salvador Oregón-Torres (he/him): Community Work Study & SLCC Serves Coordinator

Patricia Aguayo (she/her): M.D., M.P.H. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Medical Director Neurobehavior HOME Program at Huntsman Mental Health Institute

Olivia Jaramillo (she/her): Director of Public Outreach—Diversity & Inclusion Trainer

*To ensure the safety of panelists, masks will be required in the UMOCA Auditorium during this panel discussion.