Sonia Anich, Communications and Diablo For Peace
Sonia Anich is a Peace Center office intern and Peace Gazette columnist. She is interested in researching and writing about criminal justice reform, ending poverty, and increasing mental health awareness, as well as the duty that we as a nation owe to the people who have fallen through the cracks. She maintains the strong belief that it is easier and more productive to invest in the life of a person who is at a disadvantage through quality education and healthcare for everyone rather than through spending on prisons. Sonia has been interested in peace and justice issues her whole life and attended her first peace rally, a candlelight vigil protesting the invasion of Iraq, at the age of 11. She campaigned for Obama in 2008, presiding over the Progressive Student Alliance at Northgate High (or the “Obama Club”) and volunteering at the Walnut Creek Democratic Headquarters. Sonia got involved at the Center in 2015 when she was looking for a place to publish her writing on homelessness and volunteer work. She currently attends Diablo Valley College with plans to transfer and continue her education. In her spare time she maintains a blog, Persephone in Autumn for poetry, short stories, and social justice writing.