Sonia Arora: Update on Police Reform in Nassau County and Daniel's Law

Sonia Arora is trying to find the right balm to cure her diasporic funk. She channels her angst by walking miles, teaching youth, organizing social justice movements, and writing poems.

She has been teaching literature and humanities for 25 years. Her work as a teaching artist takes her into classrooms across Long Island, New York City and Philadelphia where she explores oral history, digital media, poetry, activism, and filmmaking with youth. Her most recent teaching adventure, as lecturer, has been engaging college students at CUNY Queens College.

Sonia has published poems, short fiction and essays in Putting the Movement Back Into Civil Rights Teaching; Sonic Boom, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Biostories, Lunch Ticket, Elysium Review, Shadowplay, Glint Literary Journal, Long Island Newsday and more. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets anthology and has received several grants from the New York State Council on the Arts. She is currently completing her MFA in Poetry at CUNY Queens College.

As one of the founders of Long Island Together, she led a group of activists to challenge structural injustices in education, immigration, public safety, and language access. She is currently the Social Action Coordinator at the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island and is working on affordable housing, police reform, ensuring democratic process.

In her free time, she fights fascism and makes pumpkin roti. She lives with her husband, Raju, and son Kabeera in Port Washington.

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