Upcoming Events

Sonia has spoken at more than 400 universities, colleges, conferences, high schools, libraries, book clubs, and events. She is an inspiring and dynamic speaker who often receives standing ovations. She hopes to fit most speeches in 2017 into the spring and fall months, so she has time to work on her next book. Click here to view descriptions of her most common speeches. Click here to see clips of her talks.

To Schedule Sonia:


Pasadena, CA
September 18, 2017
Polytechnic School

Sacramento, CA
October 4, 2017
Sacramento City College

San Mateo, CA
October 5, 2017
Nueva Upper School

Sacramento, CA
October 6, 2017
County Welfare Directors Association of California Conference (CWDA)

Burlingame, CA
October 11, 2017
Strengthening Student Success Conference

Auburn, AL
October 17, 2017
Auburn University

Davis, CA
October 21, 2017
Puente Workshop, University of California, Davis

Indianapolis, IN
October 24, 2017
Indiana University – Purdue University

San Antonio, TX
October 26, 2017
Catch The Next Educators Meeting

Santa Fe, NM
November 29, 2017
Lannan Foundation

Los Angeles, CA
December 1, 2017
Facing History

Houston, TX
December 13 – 15, 2017
ABA / KIND National Unaccompanied Children’s Conference


Lakeville, MN
January 15, 2018 (MLK Day)
Lakeville North High School

Lawrenceville, NJ
February 1, 2018
The Lawrenceville School

Princeton, NJ
February 1, 2018
The Hun School

Memphis, TN
February 6, 2018
Facing History and Ourselves

New York City, NY
February 8-9, 2018
Friends Seminary

Poughkeepsie, NY   OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
March 8, 2018
Marist College

State College, PA
March 20, 2018
Penn State, SPA’s distinguished speakers series

Salt Lake City, UT
March 29, 2018
University of Utah – Tanner Center for Human Rights

Oakland, CA
May 11, 2018
Head-Royce School



Click here to read Sonia’s two-part blog for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) about how storytelling can change entrenched views, even on the most polarizing issues.

Sonia Nazario’s latest opinion piece was featured in the LA Times on April 23, 2017. Sonia walks readers through the investments the U.S. can and should make not only to reduce unlawful migration, but get at the heart of why most people are now coming to the U.S. illegally. Drawing from her time researching what is pushing people out of central america, as well as U.S. funded violence prevention programs that are beginning to counteract that violence in places like San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Sonia shares her convictions as to how to best help, not only the citizens of this region, but U.S. taxpayers who need immigration policies that actually work to reduce the flow of migrants.

Book Sonia To Speak

Sonia Nazario speaks at universities, conferences, high schools, and other events.

Email her at: sonia.l.nazario@gmail.com