Emergent Justice

Storytellers of the Movement

Meet the Panel from our 1st Conversation

Alyshia Dyer is a law enforcement professional and therapist. She worked as a deputy sheriff in the road patrol division at the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and is now running for Sheriff. She is also a part-time therapist with a background in community organizing. Alyshia grew up in Ypsilanti and holds two graduate degrees in public policy and social work.

Your Host

Elisheva T Johnson, the Founder, Director, and Queen of Emergent Justice, is a powerful and determined black woman on a mission to create a positive and lasting impact on the world. Driven by her calling, she has founded two organizations dedicated to ending mass incarceration in Michigan. Her vision is to create affirming, warm, and safe spaces for individuals who find themselves trapped in cold and un-brave circumstances. Her impact extends far beyond her local sphere. She has played a pivotal role in successful national campaigns that have provided health insurance to millions and curbed the predatory practices of Wall Street banks. Her unwavering dedication to reproductive justice in Michigan and her fearless stand against corporations supporting voter suppression have made a significant impact on the fight for equality and fairness.