Elise Jayakar (she/they) is a facilitator, strategist, and consultant working towards creating the anti-oppressive world we all wish to live and thrive in. For 7+ years, she has supported organizations and individuals in their growth toward liberation through a lens of identity-affirming dialogue. In their work, she centers healing from -isms, through popular education facilitation, intergroup dialogue practices, community organizing principles, restorative practices, and social justice mediation. through workshopping, holding space, strategizing, and curriculum development. Their specialty is in social justice, anti-racism, social identities and identity development, and unlearning -isms. Elise is a formally trained dialogue facilitator from the Program on Intergroup Relations at the University of Michigan. She also holds a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University. Additionally, they are certified in Social Justice Mediation through the Social Justice Mediation Institute and have completed training on restorative practices and conferences through the International Institute for Restorative Practices.