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Nathi’s interdisciplinary background in Critical Race, Environmental, and Labour Studies, and his research into Black Social and Solidarity Economics, has fostered his passion for community and people-oriented means of organizing our present moment’s social and economic institutions. His M.A. research seeks to establish a black[ened] epistemology for crypto-social and solidarity economies, working towards a theory of black radical blockchains, with the goal of establishing a white paper that advances a grounded approach to blockchain technology.
His non-academic work involves bridging the gap between non-profit fundraising/financing initiatives and community stakeholders, with a focus on engaging equity deserving groups in public policy decisions around housing, co-operative housing and student housing development, and municipal multi-tenant housing regulations. He is the chair of both the York Village Housing Association and the York Non-Profit Housing Society Co-operative, a Board Members of the Affordable Housing Committee at York University, and a Program Director at HOUSE Ontario. Nathi is also the acclaimed President of the York University Graduate Students Association (YUGSA) for Fall-Winter 2022-2023.
As a member of the First Work Youth Council, Nathi hopes to mobilize his lived and academic experiences to foster a critical understanding of the real and systemic barriers creating challenge for youth navigating the employment sector, particularly youth from equity-deserving committees, with the goal of mapping the needs and concerns of youth from multiple and/or intersecting positionalities. Nathi can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org