Sonya Shah

Sonya Shah has 20 years experience in social justice education. She is an associate professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and currently works at the intersection of restorative justice practices, trauma healing, sexual violence and structural oppression. Over the last ten years, she has trained hundreds of facilitators in trauma healing and restorative justice practices.  She’s currently facilitating groups for survivors of sexual violence and people who have committed sexual violence in an inaugural cohort of fellows and grantees with Justice Beginnings Collaborative called The Ahimsa Collective, which she started in 2015. She speaks regularly at conferences, colleges and on the radio, and started a blog on Huffington Post.  She is also a survivor of sexual harm and a first generation immigrant from the Northwestern part of India.

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