Communications & Digital Engagement Manager

Taz Khandwani

Pronouns: He/Him/His

— Born into a Memon family, Taz is a settler from Pakistan who has lived, organized and nurtured relationships, on unceded and unsurrendered lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, Katzie, Sto:lo, kʷikʷəƛ̓əm, Qayqayt and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ, Peoples. The illegitimate state of british columbia and canada, and the various corporate entities that continue to occupy and destroy these stolen lands while criminalizing people that call them home, keeps Taz dedicated to understanding how to be in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples in their struggle for sovereignty and justice, while striving to understand what decolonizing oneself looks like.

Taz has a breadth of experience developing, planning, and managing event and campaign logistics through his work in fundraising, data management, and outreach, engagement, training and mobilizing of volunteers, staff, and supporters. All these roles have exposed Taz to a variety of people who have contributed to his growth as a person and humbled him with the knowledge and wisdom they carry. The communications and digital engagement role at Pivot Legal Society presents that opportunity again to learn from the communities with whom Pivot strives to be in solidarity with.

He once heard his grandfather say “kal kare so aaj kar, aaj kare so ab”, and took it to heart. Now Taz spends most days planning, scheming, creating, and experimenting. He does find solace in company of comrades imagining together a better future, so it’s not so bad.