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— Sozan became attuned to systemic injustice at an early age through her experiences of war, forced displacement, gendered violence and poverty. She came to Turtle Island as a child refugee and considers herself a settler on unceded Indigenous lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. She has been raised and nurtured by communities in 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.
Sozan joined Pivot in 2019 after having worked at legal non-profits for over a decade in roles ranging from support staff to communications and fundraising. Over the last 20 years she has developed and operationalized communications strategies, served as a media relations liaison and spokesperson to grassroots, public education, and advocacy campaigns with a variety of anti-capitalist, anti-authoritarian, feminist and migrant justice organizations. With training in digital graphic design, Sozan is passionate about making legal information visually appealing and accessible. Her communications praxis is informed by an intersectional lens and centers the leadership of people with lived experience because people who bear the heaviest burden of oppressive systems are in the best position to inform all aspects of strategy and policy - their expertise and participation is invaluable to moving towards a world that is more just.
She’s is honoured to have the opportunity to put her knowledge and energy to work through Pivot’s campaigns and alongside the visionary and relentless communities, organizations, and grassroots groups Pivot serves.
You can reach Sozan at sozan[at]pivotlegal[dot]org to arrange media interviews, and anything related to communications and digital engagement at Pivot.