Sofia Ali-Khan is a public interest lawyer and writer. She has worked as an attorney for Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, Prairie State Legal Services in Illinois, and the American Bar Association. She has practiced in the areas of welfare law, medicaid access, immigrant access to public benefits, immigration, zoning and licensing, and Language Access under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. She is a national leader in the area of developing institutional capacity for provision of language access; she developed and wrote the grant that funded the American Bar Association’s Standards for Language Access in Courts.
Sofia is the author of the now-viral Facebook post “Letter to Non-Muslim Allies,” which is the starting point for this blog, where she continues to address non-Muslim allies and to answer the earnest questions of would-be allies. This blog is also a nest for her nascent writing projects.
Sofia has served on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Immigrant and Citizenship Coalition, and the Board of Directors and the Advisory Board for the Liberty Center for Survivors of Torture (a project of Lutheran Children and Family Services).
Sofia holds a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and a B.A. in Social Sciences and Gender Studies from New College of Florida.
Sofia is a second generation Pakistani American; she was born and raised in the United States and now lives with her family in Pennsylvania. She would like you to vote against hate in every election.
Please note that all of the writing on this site is © Sofia Ali-Khan. Reprints with direct written permission only. Thank you.