Sophie Dipti Sarkar


Sophie is a community organizer, artist, and facilitator committed to leading with connection, supporting generative conflict, cultivating joy, and boldly facing the climate crisis. She recently organized a team of residents, community leaders, and city agencies to address urban heat inequity in Philly by creating one of the first neighborhood-based climate relief plans in the US. She is also a trainer with the Avarna Group with whom she trains environmental leaders in practices that help dismantle White-supremacy and other forms of social oppression. Sophie is deeply rooted in her practices of peer counseling, meditation, and visual art. She paints about her Bengali and Japanese ancestors and her reverence for nature in her West Philly home studio.

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