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Yorman Nuñez

MIT Community Innovators Lab
Director of the Just Urban Economies Program
Yorman Nuñez is the Director of the Just Urban Economies program at the MIT Community Innovators Lab (MIT CoLab). Yorman focuses on collaborating with key groups throughout the African diaspora on developing models for Economic Democracy and Self-Determination. His commitment to this work stems from his experience as a community organizer with the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition (NWBCCC), where he organized young people around issues of sustainable economic development, education, and voter engagement. It was during this time that Yorman co-founded the Urban Youth Collaborative, a city-wide youth organization working on education reform. He moved on from NWBCCC to manage several political campaigns and currently leads the Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative, a community-led effort to build an equitable, sustainable, and democratic local economy in the Bronx. A lifelong resident of the Bronx, Yorman has taught both community organizing and spoken word at the high-school level.

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Saturday, July 28