— Sozan joins Pivot after having worked at legal non-profits for the last 10 years in roles ranging from support staff to communications and fundraising. She is passionate about making legal information accessible and practicing communications in an ethical way that meaningfully serves the interests of communities marginalized by unjust systems. She’s keen to put her knowledge and energy to work through Pivot’s campaigns and alongside sex workers, people who rely on public space, people facing police violence, and people who use drugs.
Sozan became attuned to systemic injustice at an early age through her experiences of war, forced displacement, and poverty. She came to these lands as a child refugee and considers herself a settler on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh lands. She has been raised and nurtured by communities of struggle including migrant, refugee, and working class people. Sozan credits her politicization to the teachings of Indigenous, Black and People of Colour who give shape, breath, and momentum to our collective liberation.