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As a child, her mom was affiliated with the Black Panthers, and racist “white knight” fellow officers on the Richmond police force forced her dad to put down his badge.

As an adult, she saw an aunt’s home become a crime scene when Stephon Clark was killed by Sacramento police officers.

In the latest Conversation for Change, FOX40 is introducing you to Sonia Lewis.

Conversations for Change is FOX40’s invitation to you to just listen to one of your neighbors in a different way.

The hope is that as we open the door to all perspectives, we can get closer to understanding each other.

Once a month, FOX40’s Conversations for Change will bring you a different member of our community at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.