Sonny Singh is a social justice educator and musician based in Brooklyn, NY with over two decades of experience facilitating workshops and giving talks on anti-oppression, racial equity, and social justice issues. He regularly leads trainings for nonprofit organizations, activist groups, schools, and colleges/universities, and is sought after for his transformative approach to education and social change. His pedagogical approach centers reflection, honest dialogue, and critical systemic analysis. Sonny is also a member of the training teams at the Center for Racial Justice in Education and Race Forward. Sonny has been active in movements for social and economic justice since he was a teenager and worked as a labor and community organizer in his 20s. He received his Master’s Degree in Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he studied and practiced the art of using education as a tool for liberation.
Sonny’s writing on racial politics, Sikhs in America, Islamophobia, and more have been published in the Huffington Post, India Abroad, Asian American Literary Review, Race, Class, and Gender in the United States (9th Edition), and Open City Magazine. He was a 2014-2015 Open City Fellow for the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, covering stories in Richmond Hill, Queens. Sonny is an original member of the bhangra brass band Red Baraat and released his debut solo album called Chardi Kala in 2022.