Operations & Finance Manager

Sozan Savehilaghi

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 — Sozan is communications worker and strategist. She is a graphic designer and dabbles in the visual arts.

Sozan became attuned to systemic injustice at an early age through her experiences of war, family separation, forced displacement, gendered violence and poverty. She came to Turtle Island as a child seeking refuge with her parents. She is currently an uninvited settler on the unceded and stolen lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Sozan was raised and nurtured by communities who engaged in political struggle; including migrant, refugee, and working class people. She credits her politicization to the unbreakable spirit of the women in her life and the teachings of Black and Indigenous activists who give shape, breath, and momentum to all of our collective liberation.

Sozan joined Pivot in 2019 after having worked at legal non-profits for over a decade in roles ranging from administration, client relations, 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 advocacy information accessible and visually appealing. 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 alongide 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.