Upcoming Events

Sonia has spoken at more than 150 universities, conferences, and high schools. She is an inspiring and dynamic speaker who often receives standing ovations. She hopes to fit most speeches in 2016 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: sonia.l.nazario@gmail.com


April 5, 2017
Syracuse University

Palos Verdes, CA
April 8, 2017
Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG)’s Global Educator’s Conference
Chadwick School

Los Angeles, CA
April 19, 2017
George D. Nickel Award
University of Southern California

Indianapolis, IN
April 24, 2017
Indianapolis School District
Arsenal Technical High School

Los Angeles, CA
April 27, 2017
Facing History in LA – Upstander Celebration

Monterey Park, CA
April 30, 2017
Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library

Des Moines, IA
August 7, 2017
Des Moines Public School Conference
Annual Climate & Culture Summit

Chicago, IL
August 23, 2017
Glenbard Schools

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

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

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


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


small OPED Photo_Page_1 Sonia Nazario’s latest opinion piece was featured in the New York Times Sunday Review February 26, 2017. Child refugees who come to this country alone from Central America have won special, deserved protections. Now those protections could be stripped away. Her story describes why this is wrong.

Donate to Sonia's Go Fund Me Campaign
The only way to really slow the flow of migrants coming to the U.S. unlawfully from Central America is to help fix what's pushing them out of the most violent countries on earth. Finally, the U.S. is doing something right in Central America--helping to fund efforts to reduce violence. Pastor Daniel Pacheco is leading the effort to cut violence in one of the worst neighborhoods in Honduras. He puts himself in the line of fire to help bring peace to his neighborhood. He needs our help. If you were moved by the story of Pastor Daniel Pacheco that was featured in my NY Times piece on August 14, 2016, please donate whatever you can HERE : https://www.gofundme.com/2hfvbuk

Book Sonia To Speak

Sonia Nazario speaks at universities, conferences, high schools, and other events. Email her at: sonia.l.nazario@gmail.com.