Elif Cadoux (they/them/theirs) is a social justice facilitator, collaborative artist, and writer based in Philadelphia, PA. Their artwork and professional practice center embodied politics, creative learning, and liberatory relationships. Elif’s experiences in the University of Michigan’s Program on Intergroup Relations Education, survivor healing and anti-violence work, youth development, and participatory theater inform their anti-oppression facilitation practice. As a youth mentor, they have worked with young activists in Metro Detroit in anti-racist organizing, and Baltimorean middle schoolers and high schoolers learning video production and tools for resistance against racial bias. They are the co-founder of Youth Voices for Consent, a FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture program that gives young Baltimorean organizers resources to fight against rape culture and build cultures of consent, and the founder of White Teacher’s Workgroup, a program for white Baltimorean teachers to address white supremacy in the classroom. They are a co-founder and member of Call Your Mom, a multimedia theatre company that uses video, installation, movement, and participatory performance to facilitate spaces of reflective vulnerability. Part of the FORCE staff collective responsible for the Monument Quilt on the National Mall, Elif’s work has been featured in Ms. Magazine, the Washington Post, the Marshall Project, Bmore Art, and Teen Vogue. Elif’s areas of interest include youth anti-oppression education, consent culture training, white identity facilitation, and speculative fiction.
They are currently a designer and trainer at Both/And, a collective of organizers, educators and artists who provide equity-focused services and movement building tools. Elif is excited to join NACTO’s Designing Cities 2020: Virtual Convening this year as a Discussion Cohort Facilitator!