The Centre is governed by a committee of Collective members who determine the direction of Centre programming. Each Collective member is in charge of a portfolio. You can reach any of the collective members at firstname.lastname@example.org
Luma K: Portfolio(s): Library & Resource
Luma is a white-passing Middle Eastern person finishing off their BA in psychology at York. Luma is interested in Trans inclusionary social justice frameworks and is one of the co-facilitators of the Gender Diverse Collective. Luma believes in the importance of taking care of ourselves and each other, and when down and out that existence is still a form of resistance. Luma likes singing and playing the ukulele as well as watching Sailor Moon on end (is not to be mistaken for Luna the cat.) Come by Wednesdays and Thursdays to share space with them, and feel free to drop in during the Gender Diverse Collective meetings!
Natoya Hall: Portfolio(s): Space Maintenance
Natoya is an Energy healer and a Spiritual activist who has been teaching Energy healing for over 13 years. Her works caters to working the spiritual and pragmatic aspect of self care and ancestral teachings. She teaches how to reconnect with the spirit, mind and body through healing, breathing and meditation techniques. Natoya has worked with various organizations with York University, YUBSA (York University Black Student Alliance) The Centre for Women and Tran’s people and SASSL (Sexual Assault Survivors Support Line and leadership). She has also worked with the women of the YWCA, teaching about healing, life skills, goal planning and learning to overcome diversity in one’s life. After years of community work Natoya now has a personal business called “MYNIMA”, where she does one on one healings, teaching about body work, meditation and Energy healing.
Collective Members Contact [Non-Staff]: email@example.com
The Centre currently has two staff members who run the daily operations of the Centre.
Karen Krauter: Finance and Administrative Coordinator
karen is a queer, fat, white boi with Reiki II and a keen interest in word-smithing. karen has a BA in Women’s Studies and is an Adler Trained Coach. karen prefers to be addressed by name and when taking a break from paying our bills, likes to engage in conversations about body politics, gender identity and white anti-racism. You could sometimes find karen kite-flying, squirrel-watching or playing late night board games for fun.
Siva Thangeswary Sivarajah: Programming and Volunteer Coordinator
Siva is a healer, writer, community organizer and a recent graduate from York University in Critical Disability Studies. They strongly believe in self and community healing through storytelling to commit to our ancestral memory. They are a Tamil Saivite individual from Tamil Eelam currently living on Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca and the Mississaugas of New Credit territory.