Founder, developer and co-steward of a collective of queer and gender-marginalized Soviet Jewish immigrants across U.S. and Canada (2019 - present ), working on political education, cultural production, and intergenerational healing to mobilize our histories against the prescriptions of assimilation. Sessions are co-created and co-facilitated by Kolektiv members.
50 members, including season participants & general members
7 person stewarding team (Domik Druzei)
Three seasons of live, virtual programming, including formal 'na obed' sessions and informal 'na chai' sessions
76 page color zine/samizdat publication (2nd zine coming soon!)
Jewish holiday celebrations, observed in queer Soviet immigrant fashion (Chanukah, High Holidays, Passover)
Lancet, Daryanna. (2021, August 15). "Sophia Sobko: Toward De-Assimilation, Healing and Coalition-Building." UC Berkeley Graduate Division.
"Post-Soviet Jews and a Radical Future" (2020, October 2). Interview in New Voices Magazine.
"Samizdat by Sophia Sobko and Kolektiv Goluboy Vagon" (2020, May 21). Feature for Asylum Arts.